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Title: The Art and History of Globes
Description: The British Library Publishing Division, 2014. 28 x 22 cm, 224 pages, 120 colour illustrations, hardcover. New copy ∂ 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, navigatorsí tracks and newly found islands, constellations and astronomical features - that help us to understand why globes were made and how they were used.

Keywords: new books

Price: EUR 43.20 = appr. US$ 46.95 Seller: Marc Van de Wiele Antiquariaat
- Book number: 19120