Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Composite: Unprojected. Martin Behaim's Erdapfel, 1492. (Facsimile of Behaim's Globe).

Author: 
Behaim, Martin, 1459-1507
Author: 
Ravenstein, Ernest George, 1834-1913
Date: 
1492
Short Title: 
Composite: Unprojected. Martin Behaim's Erdapfel, 1492. (Facsimile of Behaim's Globe).
Publisher: 
George Philip, Son & Nephew, Ltd.
Publisher Location: 
London
Type: 
Globe Gores
Type: 
Composite Map
Note: 
Georeferenced globe gores. Unprojected (Geographic). 12 Gores and 2 Polar Calottes, Date of original.
Reference: 
View Globe in Google Earth: http://rumsey3.s3.amazonaws.com/World%201492.kmz
World Area: 
World
Full Title: 
Composite: Unprojected (Geographic). Martin Behaim's Erdapfel, 1492. (Facsimile of Behaim's Globe).
List No: 
12237.025
Series No: 
25
Publication Author: 
Behaim, Martin, 1459-1507
Publication Author: 
Ravenstein, Ernest George, 1834-1913
Pub Date: 
1908
Pub Title: 
Martin Behaim, his Life and his Globe. By E.G. Ravenstein, F.R.G.S., First Victoria Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society, with a Facsimile of the Globe Printed in Colours, Eleven Maps and Seventeen Illustrations. London, George Philip, Son & Nephew, Ltd., 45-51, South Castle Street, 1908.
Pub Note: 
Martin Behaim's Erdapfel (earth apple) is the oldest surviving terrestrial globe. It exists in only one manuscript copy painted by Georg Glockendon, held Nuremberg, Germany. It shows the world according to Ptolemy and other sources, before the discovery of America by Columbus in the same year as the globe was made, 1492. Behaim's globe vividly shows the earth without America and illustrates why Columbus thought he could sail directly west from Europe and land in China and the East Indies. This facsimile of Behaim's globe gores and callots was made by E.G. Ravenstein in 1908 and is generally considered the best available facsimile. It is based on both the original globe and an earlier facsimile made in 1847 by E.F.Jomard, as well as other sources for the notes and place names. While it is by no means a completely faithful copy of the original, it does express the overall intent of Behaim's globe. We have georeferenced the 12 globe gores and 2 polar callots, allowing the reprojection of the 14 separate sections into continuous world maps on several different projections. We have also placed a virtual globe version in Google Earth:
Pub List No: 
12237.000
Pub Type: 
Geography Book
Pub Type: 
Globe Gores
Pub Maps: 
11
Pub Height cm: 
40
Pub Width cm: 
33
Image No: 
12237025.jp2
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Authors: 
Behaim, Martin, 1459-1507 ; Ravenstein, Ernest George, 1834-1913