Title: Antique World Globes Jigsaw Puzzle
About: In today's new puzzle we feature two beautiful antique world globes. Early terrestrial globes depicting the entirety of the Old World were constructed in the Islamic world. The oldest surviving terrestrial globe is the Erdapfel, created by Martin Behaim in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1492. Traditionally, globes were manufactured by gluing a printed paper map onto a sphere, often made from wood. A globe is usually mounted at a 23.5 degree angle on a meridian. In addition to making it easy to use this mounting also represents the angle of the planet in relation to its sun and the spin of the planet.
Puzzle of the day on: 02-Sep-2014
Image Credit: Public Domain
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