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Photographer: Sergey Gaydenkov

World map of Jean-Baptiste Nolin 1708 on velvet

Medieval map of the known world by Jean-Baptiste Nolin, 1708. In terms of content and decorativeness, this antique map with hemispheres and plot ornament is probably the last work of this genre. The map depicts six scenes from the Old Testament, the hemispheres are held on their shoulders by four Atlanteans, which symbolize the seasons, and the field of the map depicts the six days of the creation of the world.

The map is handmade of brass, decorated using the traditional technique of Zlatoust engraving on metal coated with precious metals, nickel and gold. Such an old map can decorate any interior and delight the connoisseur of history and style.

Techniques used:
- polishing,
- brush drawing,
- engraving,
- hand trimming,
- nickel plating,
- gilding,
- blackening.

Precious metal content: nickel — 25 microns, gold (999.9) — 15 microns.

The item is not stamped on the conveyor. This means that it is impossible to create a copy that is absolutely identical to the original. The author will always strive to ensure that the item is as similar as possible to what you see in the photographs, however, an item made to order may have slight differences in the texture and/or pattern of the materials used, color, size, weight, etc.

Due to the color rendition of some devices, the color of the product may slightly differ from what is shown in the photographs or displayed on the screen of your device.

Time for creating (approximate)



  • Metal (brass)
  • Textile (velvet)

Dimensions and weight

64 cm
2 ft 1.2 in
54 cm
1 ft 9.3 in
2 cm
0.8 in
700 g
1 lb 8.7 oz

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