On behalf of the „Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden” arised a 3D animation about one of the most outstanding globes from 17th century. Compared to standards at that time Willem Janszoon Blaeu fabricated most accurate maps and documented them on this globe. For the „Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon” the round the world sailing tour of Ferdinand Magellan was illustrated. The remarkable accurateness of the globe – from todays point of view – is demonstrated in the animation and shows how much knowledge about the world existed back then.

June 2013
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden