Globe Gore

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A printed segment of a globe. A map is incised in wood or engraved in a copperplate as a series of connected segments, such as Jodocus HondiusGlobe gores of c. 1620. The image is then printed on a single sheet, which can be cut out and pasted directly onto a sphere. Gores can be scaled larger or smaller, resulting in an increase or decrease in the size of the globe.

Preview of a globe gores by the influential cartographer, Jodocus Hondius.