[MR] History Blog: Late 16th C. Globe Restored

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 02:40:04 PDT 2023

Noble Friends,

Today's History Blog story concerns a globe made in 1594 by Antwerp
cartographer Cornelis de Jode. It is the only complete de Jode globe still
in existence.

Italy's Ministry of Culture embargoed the globe when it came up for auction
last year. They paid over $407,000 to keep it in Italy. Now fully restored,
it is  on permanent loan to the Museo Galileo in Florence where it joins a
collection of other historic globes.

At the head of the History Blog story are before-and-after photos of the
globe. Note that the unrestored version's stand at left is held together
with blue painter's tape. Well, better than with duct tape.

The globe story is at https://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/68408 .

Another story on the globe and a 17th century French astrolabe is found at

A bio sketch of Cornelis de Jode is at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelis_de_Jode .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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