Paperblanks Journal - Hunt-Lenox Globe (Ultra Lined)

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One of the greatest treasures in The New York Public Library's collection is a hollow copper globe, just 112 millimetres in diameter.This striking terrestrial globe dates to approximately 1510 and bears a strong resemblance to the Globus Jagellonicus housed at the Collegium Maius Museum in Krakow. What makes the Hunt-Lenox Globe unique is that it is one of only two known instances of a historical map using the phrase "HC SVNT DRACONES" ("here be dragons"). The Hunt-Lenox Globe is recognized as one of the oldest terrestrial globes, and the oldest to depict the Americas. Purchased "for a song" in Paris in 1855 by American architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was at first seen as a mere novelty. It wasn't until bookdealer Henry Stevens noted its significance that Hunt donated the globe to the Lenox Library - James Lenox's vast collection of paintings, books and other artifacts - for which he was the chief architect. Today, the globe is a part of The New York Public Library's Rare Book Division and is featured in the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library's Treasures.


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  • : 9781439772744
  • : Hartley & Marks Publishers, Incorporated
  • : Paperblanks
  • : August 2020
  • : .512 Inches X 7.087 Inches X 9.055 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Paperblanks
  • : Notebook / blank book
  • : English
  • : 176