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Terrestrial globe
    • Setting:
      Room III
    • Author:
      Willem Jansz Blaeu
    • Date:
      published by Joan Blaeu ca. 1645-1648
    • Materials:
      paper, wood
    • Dimensions:
      sphere diameter 680 mm, height 1110 mm, width 920 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Terrestrial globe (Inv. 2698)
    • Terrestrial globe (Inv. 2698)

This terrestrial globe, made by Willem Jansz Blaeu, lacks a date and dedication but is probably later than 1645. On the roughly outlined coasts of Australia (New Holland), there is a mention of the year 1629 and a reference to the discoveries by the traveler Van Nuyts. California, still depicted as an island, contains a caption listing the various attempts to find a passage from Europe to Asia via the northern part of the American/Asian continent. Bears the production serial number 9. Paired with the celestial globe inv. 2697. Provenance: Medici collections.