This stunning globe is held by a dark finished cherry cradle with a bronze meridian ring
This enchanting globe captures the adventurous spirit of man as he (or she) seeks to comprehend both Heaven and Earth. The antique map used to create this engaging orb was designed by the venerable Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator in the 16th century. In the timeworn tradition of classic globe-making, each paper gore was carefully hand-applied. An additional paper band, indicating the signs and stages of the zodiac, circles the globe at the equator. Its bronze meridian ring includes a diminutive pole circle, which provides an additional functional and decorative accent. All of this rests within the cradle of a stunning hand-turned cherry maritime desk stand with a lustrous honey French finish. This type of stand was particularly useful at sea, where rolling waves often sent top heavy items crashing to the deck. Whether it graces the shelves of a Kunstkammer in your library or simply sets alongside your laptop, this globe will draw an admiring glance.
Bronzed meridian ring mounted with a small pole circle and pointer
Hand-turned cherry wood cradle
Paper zodiac band circling the equator
Colors: Multi-colored & Honey Distressed French Finish