Blaeu terrestrial globe (stand worm eaten, one foot detached)
Dated 1599, this terrestrial globe was made by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This view is centred on the Pacific Ocean and shows all discoveries made up to that time. The Dutch were the first to make printed globes in large numbers and introduced the distinctive the four-legged globe stand. The terrestrial globe is a three-dimensional depiction of the Earth showing its geography and the political boundaries of its nations. Like its celestial counterpart, the terrestrial globe was used to teach and demonstrate various astronomical principles. It could be used to illustrate the Earth rotation and explain the basis of day and night. Likewise, the user could calculate the time of sunset and sunrise for anywhere on the Earth.
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globe: 13.38583 in.; 340 mm
- terrestrial globe
- natural sciences
- physical sciences
- visual and verbal communication
- globe - cartographic sphere
- Breslauer, M.
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