A 16th-century Flemish cartographer, Gerardus Mercator devised a type of map that became the standard for navigators and seafarers. He also created an early method of mass-producing globes. These six miniature globes--three red, three ivory, in three sizes--are a stylish tribute to Mercator, featuring 18th-century cartography in fashionable 21st-century colors. Whether mounted on stands or gathered in a bowl or basket, they make intriguing decorative accessories.
Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, and with a commitment to quality and intrigue, 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.