The Art and History of Globes

By: Sylvia Sumira

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Hardcover, New with New dustjacket. First edition, pp 224, colour illustrations throughout, glossary. Celebrating the art and history of the globe, this book focuses on the 400 years when the printed globe - as navigational tool, scientific instrument and powerful status symbol - occupied an important place in the history of European exploration. It ranges from the first globe ever made in China to the desktop models in Victorian schoolrooms, and from celestial globes of the 16th century to charming pocket examples produced as educational toys. Featuring 60 examples drawn from collections around the world, The Art and History of Globes is a major new book on the subject for the general reader and collectors alike, and uses stunning new photography to pick out the revealing details - ships and sea monsters, navigators' tracks and newly found islands, constellations and astronomical features - that help us to understand why globes were made and how they were used. Sylvia Sumira is a leading authority on historic globes and is one of very few conservators in the world to specialise in printed globes. She worked in globe conservation at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, for several years and spent a period of study at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: The Art and History of Globes

Author Name: Sylvia Sumira

Categories: Art, Antiques & Collectables, History, Geography,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division: 2014

ISBN Number: 0712358684

ISBN Number 13: 9780712358682

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006120