["The Ambassadors" globe]
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- ["The Ambassadors" globe]
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543. Ambassadors
Schöner, Johann, 1477-1547
- Published / Created
- ca. 1885?]
- Publication Place
- [Munich? :
Accompanied by small carved wooden stand, stamped "Hong Kong" and "Kin [Hanooc?]"
BEIN 2003 1481: Imperfect: globe is cracked the length of the Pacific Ocean but there is no loss of text. With stand in box shelved as BEIN 2003 1481 2.
Delineates Magellan's track and discoveries; shows North America as a continent distinct from Asia, separated by a strait.
Nineteenth century facsimile of a 16th century terrestrial globe of the type depicted in Hans Holbein's 1533 painting commonly known as "The ambassadors."
The terrestrial globe in the Holbein painting was traditionally thought to have been based on a lost 1523 terrestrial globe by Johannes Schöner. Cf. Baynes-Cope, A.D. "The investigation of a group of globes" in: Imago mundi: Journal of the International Society for the History of Cartography, no. 33 (1981): 9-19. Cf. Dekker and Lippincott. "The scientific instruments in Holbein's 'Ambassadors': a re-examination" in: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol. 62 (1999): 93-125.
Title supplied by cataloger.
- 1 globe : 12 woodcut paper gores mounted on solid wooden sphere ; 54 cm. in diam.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- No scale given
- (W 180⁰--E 180⁰/N 90⁰--S 90⁰)., E1800000, N0900000, S0900000, and W1800000
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- 2003 1481
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