1745 Vaugondy Terrestrial Globe
"Spice is a Cape Horn On one of our occasional visits to Paris my grandfather took us to the National Library, the epithet of which must have been Royal before the onslaught of democracy. I was eleven then, and at a stage where I felt I was old enough to go out and discover the world. Grandpa felt we needed to get some appreciation for the tribulations of early explorers as well as understand the finesses of cartography. Grandpa selected a globe made for the Sun King, Louis XIV. Since it towered above us, we were allowed to climb small library stairs to closely follow his narrative. The globe we looked at was assembled from 24 printed segments applied to a hand made core.