Presentation of the works on display
- 1.The Hondius Terrestrial Globe
Jodocus Hondius Ⅰ/ Terrestrial globe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / 1600 / D : 42 cm; H : 50 cm / printed paper
- 2.Arabic Celestial Globe
Djem al-ed-din Mohammed ibn Mohammed el-Hachimi el-Mecki / Celestial globe / Mecca, Saudi Arabia / 1573 / D : 12 cm / etched copper
- 3.Baradelle's Terrestrial Globe
Jacques Baradelle / Terrestrial globe / Paris, France / 1743 / D : 37 cm; H : 50 cm / printed paper
- 4.Welser Terrestrial Globe
Christoff Schniepp / Nova et integra universi orbis descriptio / Augsbourg, Allemagne/ 1550 / D : 27 cm, H : 36 cm / etched copper
- 5.Larochette Globe
Charles Larochette / Terrestrial globe / Paris, France / 1867 / D : 52 cm, H : 92 cm / printed paper
- 6.Wooden globe
Anonyme / Terrestrial globe aka "wooden globe"/ Germany / c. 1535 / D : 21cm, H : 43 cm / painted wood
From the collection of Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris ©origin of source Gallica / Bibliothèque nationale de France
The works in this exhibition span the development of the major manufacturing techniques and the representational methods of globes, from different periods and regions. For the first exhibition period, masterworks featured include the terrestrial and celestial globes by Hondius, which appeared as motifs in Vermeer's famous paintings The Geographer and The Astronomer, and for the second period, the Welser copper-engraved terrestrial globe, which bespeaks a German banker's trade ambitions with the New Worlds in the 16th century.
- ※Neither Vermeer's Astronomer, nor his Geographer are on display.