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.
Key properties and characteristics
Dimensions and weight
- Length - 64 cm
- Width - 54 cm
- Height - 2 cm
- Weight - 0.7 kg