This terrestrial armillary globe is good for inspiring thoughtful conversations about the historical aspects of the Copernican versus the Ptolemaic view of the universe... it's also just a wonderful way to bring a historical note to the decor. Artfully made from brass and wood. 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.