Is the world flat or round? It doesn’t matter anymore, because the globe bar set on your bar or table top is round and has hidden treasures inside. Perhaps the globe on the stand in the corner is your preference. Both will contain a selection of glassware and lovely decanters of your favorite beverages.
Tabletop varieties are usually about 22″ tall and have a circumference of 16.” There are a selection of cabinet styles and materials available. They are available in post models or up to four lets for a table effect. The selection of sizes that are available will allow you to choose exactly the size to place in your living room, at your bar or in any entertainment area.
The post or legs can be of various heights. The globe bar set also is available in assorted sizes. You can place them in a corner or next to your favorite chair for convenience and availability. The scent of the wood that blends with your favorite libation will be an enticing combination of pleasure in your bar sets.
When guests arrive, you will have access to their favorite drink. As you open the globe and display your crystal glasses with matching decanters, you will impress the most impressive with your style. If ice is part of your cocktail routine, there are globes that have a place to sit a small ice bucket.
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“Old World” has become a term that is often used loosely (too loosely in my opinion) to characterize something that’s old or classic instead of depicting the specific era it’s from. But period details shouldn’t be vague or misleading when given in reference to a world globe – either it’s Old World or it isn’t.
The number of stores and websites that use this term incorrectly in product descriptions of globes, especially for antique-style reproductions and bar globe replicas, amazes me. I sometimes wonder if the retailers don’t actually know what Old World really means, don’t bother to learn about the products they sell, or are just using the phrase for added appeal and counting on you to not know the difference.
Using the word “old” to depict the world during a particular period of time only came into practice after the term “New World” was coined by Pedro Mártir De Anghiera, an Italian-born historian of Spain.
In 1493, Mártir sent a letter to Cardinal Ascanius Sforza in Italy to report on the voyages of Christopher Columbus. The letter, dated November 1, 1492, contained reference to the “New World.” Mártir mentioned the New World again in his second letter to the Cardinal the following year.
Giovanni da Verrazano also used the term in “The Written Record of the Voyage of 1524 of Giovanni da Verrazano as recorded in a letter to Francis I, King of France, July 8th, 1524,” and Mártir’s accounts on first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans were later published in 1530 in a collection called “On the New World” (De Orbe Novo).
Before Christopher Columbus made his first voyages in the late 15th century, people thought the earth consisted only of Africa, Europe, Asia and the surrounding islands known to medieval geography. This supercontinent, collectively known as Afro-Eurasia, is the Old World.
As far as the New World goes, you might think it includes everything discovered during and after the Age of Exploration that followed the Columbus voyages, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. The New World refers only to the Western Hemisphere, or rather the Americas.
Technically, Oceania (including Australia) and Antarctica are neither New World nor Old World because both terms were already in use by the time the lands were discovered by Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries.
It would be my guess that the majority of original Old World globes which survived to this day are in museums or historical societies. And from what I’ve seen on the market, most globes and bar globes that are accurate replicas have map reproductions from the 16th, 17th and later centuries, especially the nautical models.
In essence, an Old World globe or replica portrays a map of the earth as it was known during the 15th century or prior. So if you happen to see someone selling one with America or Australia on it, don’t hesitate to give them a little lesson on world history.