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archiemcphee:

Today we drop in on the Department of Awesome Historical Curiosities where we learn about an object that might just be the oldest known globe depicting the New World, i.e., the Western Hemisphere as it was being discovered by Europeans during the 16th century. The globe has been dated back to around the year 1500 and is roughly the size of a grapefruit.

But this isn’t just a really, really, really old globe. It’s a 500-year-old globe carved from the round bottom halves of two ostrich eggs, which makes its survival to the present day even more extraordinary.

Whoever created this amazing object appears to have used Leonardo da Vinci’s unique method for transferring a 2-dimensional drawing to a 3-dimensional sphere by slicing it into triangles.

"The globe incorporated the latest geographic information from the most recent explorations of Henricus Martellus, Marco Polo, Gaspar Corte-Real, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Amerigo Vespucci, and Christopher Columbus."

"Apart from the new lands depicted on the globe, the waters tell their fair share of stories, too. In the Indian Ocean, for example, a sole ship is shown tossed on the waves, its origin and destination unknown. And off the coast of Southeast Asia, the Latin legend warns of a legendary monster: “HIC SVNT DRACONES” it says; Here there are dragons."

Click here to learn lots more about the fascinating history of this awesome antique.

[via Quigley’s Cabinet]

ilovepugs4ever:

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terra-puella:

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terra-puella:

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itsollie:

shinebrightlikeafrankiebb16:

Does it bother anyone else that there are parts of your life you don’t remember? You have done and said things that you don’t even know about anymore. That means you don’t even have the right perception of yourself because you don’t even fully know who you are. However, something that you’ve forgotten about could be a prominent memory in somebody else’s mind. It trips me out.

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ilovepugs4ever:

Follow Dog Quotes.
terra-puella:

hi hello ur going to do great today and if u dont believe me than here’s a puppy pug taking a bath

terra-puella:

hi hello ur going to do great today and if u dont believe me than here’s a puppy pug taking a bath

(via 30secondstomonika)

itsollie:

shinebrightlikeafrankiebb16:

Does it bother anyone else that there are parts of your life you don’t remember? You have done and said things that you don’t even know about anymore. That means you don’t even have the right perception of yourself because you don’t even fully know who you are. However, something that you’ve forgotten about could be a prominent memory in somebody else’s mind. It trips me out.

This.

(via 30secondstomonika)

ilovepugs4ever:

Follow Dog Quotes.
terra-puella:

hi hello ur going to do great today and if u dont believe me than here’s a puppy pug taking a bath

terra-puella:

hi hello ur going to do great today and if u dont believe me than here’s a puppy pug taking a bath

(via 30secondstomonika)

itsollie:

shinebrightlikeafrankiebb16:

Does it bother anyone else that there are parts of your life you don’t remember? You have done and said things that you don’t even know about anymore. That means you don’t even have the right perception of yourself because you don’t even fully know who you are. However, something that you’ve forgotten about could be a prominent memory in somebody else’s mind. It trips me out.

This.

(via 30secondstomonika)