In 1597, Jodocus Hondius completed a terrestrial globe that gave an up-to-date vision of the latest geographical discoveries. By 1600, Hondius had the upper hand in Dutch globe making, mostly due to details discovered in Dutch trade voyages through the worldwide expansion of the East and West India Companies. This tabletop stand is made from hand-turned and polished wood and bronze. Specializing in an eclectic aesthetic, Authentic Models appeals to the curious and discerning. Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, Authentic Models offers a collection with the character of authenticity. Made by artisans using time-honored skills, these pieces enrich a room, and the people in it, with a profound spirit of history and nostalgia.