30 Jun '17, 12pm

An exquisite 16th-century miniature #globe, for sale on 12 July in London:

An exquisite 16th-century miniature #globe, for sale on 12 July in London:

GILT BRASS TERRESTRIAL GLOBE -- AFTER DEMONGENET, François (d. before 1592). Probably made in Southern Germany, circa 1560-1580. The 3½-inch globe comprised of two gilt brass hemispheres joined along the equator supported in graduated gilt brass meridian ring with metal axis on modern turned ebonised oak stand; in modern fitted felt-lined beech box. 209mm high on stand, the box 272 x 171 x 134mm. A rare and exquisite 16 th-century globe. The elaborate and finely engraved miniature globe is engraved with a detailed image of the world, the seas stippled and decorated with four sailing ships and six sea monsters, the land showing mountains and rivers, punched profusely with names, two cartouches left blank. The cartography is based on the c.1560 world gores of Demongenet (the fourth plate as identified by Shirley Mapping of the World, 105, with Japan named SIPANGE ). America ...

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