World Map Hip Flask

World Map Hip Flask

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Perfect for intrepid globe-trotters and for taking on long walks, picnics or train trips, this flask is made from stainless steel and features a captive top and leather finish.

Crafted in recycled leather it features a print of the hand coloured engraving called ‘Novissima totius terrarum orbis tabula [Newest Map of the Whole Earth]’. Taken from Atlas Maritimus, or the Sea Atlas, a book of maritime charts by John Seller and John Darby, 1675. 

Recycled leather

Stainless steel flask with attached screw top lid

Made in Great Britain

Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich. Part of the recycled leather travel collection, which includes matching passport cover and travelcard holder. Created in response to the new Tudor and Stuart Seafarers gallery at the National Maritime Museum.

The original engraving can be seen on rotation. It’s focus is a double hemisphere, largely from Dutch sources and includes; astronomical diagrams including representations of the cosmographical hypotheses of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, a diagram of day-length, two maps of the moon's surface, one based on Hevelius's moon map and one conjectural map and is decorated with zodiac symbols, scenes of the four seasons and creatures representing the elements of air, earth, fire and water.

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