Cassini’s Terrestrial Globe / Globo Terrestre di Cassini

paper globe, Cassini's terrestrial globe
  
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 gores, that updated the world cartography after the three voyages of Captain James Cook around the globe. The title of the terrestrial globe, printed on the globe itself, is:
To my knowledge, there are two versions of the gores freely available online at high resolution: one at the David Rumsey Map Collection, where you can enjoy a fascinating experiment of “3D virtualization“, and the other at the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. I have used the last ones, that are shown below:
The paper globe has a diameter of 30 cm, and it is made completely of paper, except the axis, made with a 6 mm diameter wooden rod. The paper used in the original design is glossy photopaper for the globe and the cover of the base-support. The paper used for the construction of the base-support is plain paper 210 gsm. The project includes fully illustrated instructions in Italian and English.
 

Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745 – 1824) fu un costruttore di globi, geografo, incisore e cartografo italiano. La sua opera principale fu il Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale del 1792-1801. Nel 1790 la Calcografia Camerale di Roma pubblicò I suoi dodici fusi per globo terrestre, aggiornato secondo le ultime rilevazioni effettuate durante I tre viaggi attorno al mondo del Capitano inglese James Cook.

Per questo progetto ho usato i 12 fusi ad alta risoluzione scaricabili dal sito della Library of Congress (USA) (Geography and Map Division).

Il globo ha 30 cm di diametro, ed è fatto completamente di carta, eccetto l’asse di rotazione che è costituito da un tondino di legno di 6 mm di diametro. Nel progetto originale ho usato carta da 210 g/mq e per il globo ed i rivestimenti carta fotografica lucida. Il progetto include istruzioni dettagliate in italiano ed inglese.

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9 Responses to Cassini’s Terrestrial Globe / Globo Terrestre di Cassini

  1. Michael Henkell says:

    Thank you for taking the time to make this a reality.

  2. Wonderful! Many times I considered building this globe in paper, but now your hard work has made the task much easier. Thank you! Is there any chance you will create a papercraft celestial globe to accompany the terrestrial globe? :)

  3. Hey Pino .. Great Job … A Masterpeace … Wunderful.. I have nö papercraft made in the Last 2 years.. But your work will i do.. Tank you Great Pino ..

  4. Un grand bravo pour ce modèle, et bien sur, pour tous les autres !

    Merci pour le partage . . .

    Amicalement, Michel

  5. maxlrainer says:

    Ciao Pino!
    A really wunderfull globe. You excelled yourself.
    Thank you for your work. I’m looking forward to Cassini’s Celestial Globe.

    maxlrainer

  6. mauther says:

    An incredible model with perfect texture work! A masterpiece!
    Many thanks for this wonderful model!

    Greetings from Brazil!

    Mauther

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