Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal

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Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal

One of the greatest treasures in The New York Public Library’s collection is a hollow copper globe, just 112 mm 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.

 

Product: Lined Page Journal

Pages: Mini 208 /  Midi 176 /  Ultra 176

Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper

Dim: Mini 3.75" x 5.5" / Midi 5" x 7" /  Ultra 7" x 9"

Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal
Softcover NYPL Hunt-Lenox Globe Journal