Globe 10

hand-painted, 17th-century globe, 32 in. diameter, 39 in. wide and 42 in. high (in stand), with full metal meridian ring, and printed horizon ring, resting on short turned column in an elaborate wooden stand of six turned supports and half-ball feet

Globe 10: "The globe in the room, executed in Venice in 1631, is the work of an unidentified, 17th-century painter who used as his source the engraved maps of Willem Blaeu, the great map and globe-maker of the Netherlands. A Latin inscription copies Blaeu's dedication to Maurice, Prince of Nassau, a collateral ancestor of William III, Prince of Nassau-Orange, for whom Princeton's Nassau Hall is named." --from framed label on the globe stand