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One of the greatest treasures in The New York Public Library's collection is a hollow copper globe, just 112 millimetres in diameter. This striking globe dates to approximately 1510 and bears a strong resemblance to the Globus Jagellonicus housed at the Collegium Maius Museum in Krakow. What makes the Hunt-Lenox Globe unique is that it is one of only two known instances of a historical map using the phrase "HC SVNT DRACONES" ("here be dragons"). The Hunt-Lenox Globe is recognized as one of the oldest terrestrial globes, and the oldest to depict the Americas. Today, it is a part of The New York Public Library's Rare Book Division and is featured in the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library Treasures.