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Nocturnal Celestial Globe / Globo Celeste Notturno

           Petrus Plancius (Pieter Platevoet, 1552-1622) was a famous Flemish cartographer. He included new constellations in the austral celestial emisphere. In 1612, he drew 12 gores for a 14.5 cm diameter celestial globe, with eight new … Continue reading

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Peace Dove / Colomba della Pace

Release Year: 2004                              

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Santa and his favourite Reindeer (1923 LA Times animated card recolored)

In 1922-23, LA Times newspaper offered to its readers a series of animated cards by Dan Rudolf to cutout and assemble. Some years ago (maybe in 2007) I downloaded these cards from the Barnacle Press site, a web archive dedicated to vintage … Continue reading

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Cassini’s Terrestrial and Celestial Globes (Christmas Balls version)

Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824) was regarded as one of the last great Italian globemakers of the 18th century. Here, I present two 15 cm diameter globes in a Christmas ornament version. The larger version of the terrestrial globe was already … Continue reading

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Cassini’s Terrestrial Globe / Globo Terrestre di Cassini

   Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 – 1824) was an Italian globe maker, geographer, engraver, and cartographer. His  main cartographic work was the Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale of  1792-1801. In 1790, the Calcografia Camerale of Rome published his twelve terrestrial globe … Continue reading

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Life is a Challenge / La Vita è una Sfida

Natural adaptation aims to provide the best performances, even though not for any needs. I was impressed by the posture of this 3D model, that captures the giraffe efforts in reaching the primary source of life: the water. – Size … Continue reading

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Hammer & Sickle / Falce e Martello

An hour’s drive from Rostov, vast wheat fields welcome visitors to Zernograd, as do a couple of relics of the old Soviet days: a hammer-and-sickle monument and a statue of Lenin. Zernograd became a showpiece of the Soviet collectivized farm … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays / Buone Feste

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 Buon Natale e Felice 2012 Try ElfYourself at: http://elfyourself.jibjab.com Naurunappula: Raaputusarvat on muuten historian… – Netticasino

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Christmas Presents / Regali di Natale

The first High Performance Hako (HPH) Santa!

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Flying Santa / Babbo Natale Volante

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