Softcover Notebook {Hunt-Lenox Globe}

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Featured here is a section of the Hunt-Lenox Globe, one of the oldest terrestrial globes. What makes the Hunt-Lenox unique is that it is one of only two known instances of a historical map using the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” (“here be dragons”). Today, it is a part of The New York Public Library’s Rare Book Division.

Product Information

FORMAT
Ultra
SIZE Width: 180mm (7")
Height: 230mm (9")
Depth: 13mm (½")
INTERIOR Lined
SPACE BETWEEN LINES 8.11mm
LINES PER PAGE 25
PAGE COUNT 176 Pages
CLOSURE No Closure
COLOUR Brown
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT) 100
COVER Softcover
EDGE PRINTING
Yes
BINDING TYPE
Smyth Sewn
POUCH TYPE
Back Cover Pouch
INTERIOR PAPER
Smooth
RIBBON MARKERS
1
MORE FEATURES
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Cloth headbands
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Flexible cover and spine

About This Design

  • Original Art: The Hunt-Lenox Globe
  • Era: circa 1510
  • Region: France

This striking terrestrial globe dates to approximately 1510 and bears a strong resemblance to the Globus Jagellonicus housed at the Collegium Maius Museum in Krakow. What makes the Hunt-Lenox Globe unique is that it is one of only two known instances of a historical map using the phrase “HC SVNT DRACONES” (“here be dragons”).

The Hunt-Lenox Globe is recognized as one of the oldest terrestrial globes, and the oldest to depict the Americas. Purchased “for a song” in Paris in 1855 by American architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was at first seen as a mere novelty. It wasn’t until bookdealer Henry Stevens noted its significance that Hunt donated the globe to the Lenox Library – James Lenox’s vast collection of paintings, books and other artifacts – for which he was the chief architect.

Today, the globe is a part of The New York Public Library’s Rare Book Division and is featured in the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library Treasures. We are honoured to partner with the Library to bring this fascinating document to our Paperblanks collection.

Features: 

  • Width: 180mm (7"), Height: 230mm (9"), Depth: 13mm (½")
  • Decorative printed cover paper
  • FSC-certified text paper
  • Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
  • Cloth headbands
  • Acid-free sustainable forest paper
  • Flexible cover and spine

About Paperblanks:

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