1745 Vaugondy Globe Model

Globe_in_a_box-357x357This stunning globe available in our MooWoo store is a real collector’s piece.  It is a replica of a globe designed in 1745 by the Vaugondy family.

Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy were the leading map publishers, engravers, and cartographers in Paris during the mid-18th century. They were a father and son team who were famed for the detail and accuracy of their maps.  They relied on factual data for the creation of their maps, rather than adding sections created by their imaginations, which other cartographers apparently did.  Didier was appointed geographer to Louis XV in 1760.

This globe is a reflection of the world as it was known to be in 1745.  It’s a snapshot of the era, and was as accurate as anything the explorers would have been using at the time.  Can you imagine what it must have been like to leave the safety of your home shore and sail off into the unknown, relying only on a map of the “known world”?

Fantastic historical detail is shown in this charming small globe and it would make a stunning gift for map lovers, history buffs and people who like something a little unique.  It is exquisitely modelled and comes packaged in a box designed to reflect the era. 

The 1745 Vaugondy Globe Model measures 3.5 in. x 3.5 inches and is made by Authentic Models.  What I like about Authentic Models, other than the obvious quality of their creations, is their never-ending quest for unique objects and designs and their desire to surprise and impress.  Sounds a bit like us!