During Marie Antoinette time, France sent expeditions around the globe. Scientists and explorers mapped landmasses and oceans, and recorded local flora and fauna. Undoubtedly a globe of some kind, probably similar to our Trianon, adorned, or perhaps dominated her library!
Reprinted under auspices of world famous National Libraries, this original chart comes from the workshops of 17th and 18th C. european cartographers. It has been made with paper gores, twelve sections hand applied on spherical cores, in authentic contemporary working process.