Ostrich egg globe believed to be oldest to depict the New World

08/25/2013 | LiveScience.com

A globe dating to the early 1500s is believed to be the oldest that depicts the New World, according to research published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society. Tests show that the globe, made from the lower halves of two ostrich eggs, was made around 1504 in Italy and may have been used to cast the copper Lenox globe, which was previously considered the oldest globe to show the Americas.

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