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World globe, after Petrus Plancius

Petrus Plancius1585 – 1599

MAS

MAS
Antwerp, Belgium

Petrus Plancius, born Pieter Platevoet in Flanders, was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church who fled to Amsterdam in 1585. As a mathematician and cartographer, he became a consultant to the Dutch East India Company (VOC). He published a wall chart of the world and launched a globe of the world on the market. Like many scholars of his time he latinized his name.

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  • Title: World globe, after Petrus Plancius
  • Creator: Petrus Plancius
  • Date Created: 1585 – 1599
  • Physical Dimensions: diameter: 38cm – height: 38cm
  • Subject Keywords: Maritime collection
  • Type: Terrestrial globe
  • Medium: Bronze, oak wood
  • ID: AS.1943.009.105
  • Department: MAS Collection – Maritime
  • Acquisition: Transferred from Museum Steen (Antwerp) (1943)

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