Here Be Dragons: Secrets of One of the Earliest Terrestrial Globes - Atlas Obscura
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Here Be Dragons: Secrets of One of the Earliest Terrestrial Globes

The Hunt-Lenox globe is the second-oldest surviving terrestrial globe and also the oldest known globe to depict the Americas. The globe is covered in hidden details, including the Latin phrase, HC SVNT DRACONES, or “here be dragons.” Learn more about the Hunt-Lenox globe from Michael Inman, curator of rare books at the New York Public Library.

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