An Austrian collector has found what may be the oldest globe, dated 1504, to depict the New World, engraved with immaculate detail on two conjoined halves of ostrich eggs.
The globe, about the size of a grapefruit, is labeled in Latin
and includes what were considered exotic territories such as Japan,
Brazil and Arabia. North America is depicted as a group of scattered
islands. The globe’s lone sentence, above the coast of Southeast Asia,
is “Hic Sunt Dracones.”
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