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Sphere and stand
Terrestrial table globe. Geographical details on the sphere show loxodromes for 32 compass points. The Strait of Magellan is labelled 'Fretum Magellanicum'. The Strait of Ie Maire is still absent. There is a hypothetical southern continent, which is labelled 'TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA'. There are notes on four unexplored regions, for example, in Asia, a comment on New Guinea and one in South America. There are notes on discoveries around the North Pole 'Nova Zembla detecta 1596' and in North America 'AMERICA SEPTENTRIONALIS a Christophoro Columb. 1492 detecta'.
Decorations on the globe include many ships and a few monsters in the oceans. A total of 11 oceans are named. The stand for this globe is a replacement.
- Image reference: F1011
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection