An exact replica of the Perczel Globe can be seen in NSZL

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From now on, a copy of the globe with a diameter of 127.5 cm and a scale of 1:10 000 000, which was awarded first prize in 1881 at the map exhibition of the International Geographic Congress in Venice, as part of the historical-geographical material exhibited by the Hungarian National Museum, will be on display in National Széchényi Library. Three copies of the so-called Perczel Globe were made.

One copy was placed in National Széchényi Library, one at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, and the third one in the office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, in the Carmelite Monastery.

You can have a look at the globe on Floor 6 of the Library building, at the Ars Librorum exhibition space, during the opening hours of NSZL.

For more information on the globe (in Hungarian), see the blog of NSZL or the blog of the Map Collection.