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The art and history of globes / Sylvia Sumira
Bib ID 6490006
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Sumira, Sylvia, author
 
Description London : British Library, 2014 
224 pages ; 29 cm 
ISBN 0712358684 (hardback)
9780712358682 (hardback)
Summary

This book celebrates the art and history of the globe, focusing on the 400 years when the printed globe - as navigational tool, scientific instrument and powerful status symbol - occupied an important place in the history of European exploration. It ranges from the first globe ever made in China to the desktop models in Victorian schoolrooms, and from celestial globes of the sixteenth century to charming pocket examples produced as educational toys. Featuring sixty examples drawn from collections around the world, this is a major new book on the subject for the general reader and collectors alike, and uses stunning new photography to pick out the revealing details - ships and sea monsters, navigators' tracks and newly found islands, constellations and astronomical features - that help us to understand why globes were made and how they were used.

Notes

Published in the U.S. by University of Chicago Press as: Globes : 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and index.

Subjects Cartography -- History.  |  Globes -- History.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Sumira, Sylvia. Globes : 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power

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