Globe Museum in Vienna

Globe Museum (Photo by Zsolt Török)Opening today in Vienna, the Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library at its new digs in the refurbished Palais Mollard. The collection of more than 400 globes, 240 of which are on display, includes early modern globes by Mercator, Blaeu and Coronelli. Apparently the collection was only open an hour a day in its earlier location (a tour of which described here); happily, it’s now much more accessible — assuming, of course, that Vienna is accessible to you. Via Zsolt Török on MapHist; he managed to visit the museum before its opening and has some photos (including the one stolen to illustrate this post).