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Michelangelo

Michelangelo

"Michelangelo" trolley table with globe drinks cabinet - Rust

COD: U.030

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€212.30
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The Michelangelo is a high quality bar globe and a fine example of Italian craftsmanship. Based on a hand-drawn 18th century map, the Michelangelo bar globe is ideal for large gatherings of friends or family and a fine addition to any room. The 40-centimeters diameter globe ball is sufficient to house at least 2 bottles and approximately 9 glasses. Additional bottles can be stored on the unique lower base shelf decorated with a beautiful wind rose, perfectly harmonious with the Zodiac illustration around its equatorial line.

XVIII CENTURY MAP

Based on the geographical knowledge of the period between XVII and XVIII century, this map shows the work of Dutch cartographies of the century; in order to sketch naval courses, oceans and continents, they tapped into the travel journals of great transoceanic navigators, such as Barents, Le Maire, Tasman e Roggveen. Other cartographic contribution from the same age, but with different origin, allowed to add to the illustration remote and cartographically unclear lands such as a part of Tartary, the subpolar area of North America and the eastern Australian shores, but left a vague layer corresponding the Arctic and Antarctic “terra incognita”. It was kept the prevalence of Latin toponymy that corresponds to the universal language used for cartography. The images represent the ornamental and mythological motives of the time. The vessels are the copy of those that, after thousand years of scientific denial, proved the roundness of the world and led to the rescue of that geographical three-dimensionality that only the globe can offer to men’s eyes.

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Data sheet

Dimensions 83 × 55 × h 93 cm
Globe Material Cellulose, Polymer
Sphere Diameter 40 cm
Structure Material The legs are handcrafted from solid hardwood with a chestnut stain, The shelves are from hand-painted MDF to give chestnut colour
Map XVIII century
Globe color Rust
Drinks Cabinet Yes
Rotating globe sphere Yes (northern hemipshere)
Movable Yes
Assembly Required Yes
Size Medium