World Map Glasses Case & Lens Cloth
Our World Map Glasses Case and Lens Cloth are printed with the antique map ‘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, from Royal Museums Greenwich's collection.
Hardshell case to protect your eyewear when not wearing, or travelling
Slim size: 6cm x 16cm x 3cm | 2.4in x 6.3in x 1.2in
Made in Great Britain
Part of the range of products exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich.
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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