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Visscher 'Londinum' Desktop Globe

Visscher 'Londinum' Desktop Globe

By Julia Forte Globemaker

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Ref: JFG-009

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Each sphere is hand made from casting plaster. Each globe is made in the time honoured traditional method. 12 paper gore sections are carefully applied to the sphere with starch paste. Once dry the surface is burnished and finished with multiple very thin layers of varnish.

“Londinum Florentissima Britanniae Urbs Toto Orbe Celeberrimum Emporiumque” (Latin - London is the most famous British city in the whole world). Published in Amsterdam, 1616, by Claes Visscher. Visscher’s engraving is one of the few visual records of London, before the Great Fire of 1666.  

Each globe is unique and comes with a hand cast Jesmonite base.

Made by hand in London.

Dimensions: Globe 15cm, base 6.5cm

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