The cursor highlights specific areas of the globe. Click on the highlighted portion for a detailed view of the selected area.
The Ortelius 1571 Typus Orbius Terrarum was chosen for the master grid it approximates, somewhat, the geographical outlines of the Giovio Globes.
The views of the Mercator terrestrial globe are taken from an Authentic Models' modern copy. The Mercator terrestrial globe, as well as its celestial counterpart, may also be view on Harvard University’s excellent Mercator Globes site.