Modern Day Classic Globe
The cartography and artwork have been produced to reflect an
ever changing world but delivered in a classic style to resemble
a British table globe from the 19th Century.
It incorporates the most recent changes to political boundaries
and up to date name changes.
As with all of the globes in our collection it has been produced
in the same way as it would’ve been in the heyday of British
globemaking, a papier mache sphere is skimmed with plaster
and sanded smooth to form the perfect surface to which the
map is then applied.
Shellac and lacquer form a perfect satin finish to this exquisite
It has a diameter of 15 inches and stands at 60cms
Pictured to the left is a diagrammatic device called an analemma.
It shows the latitude where the sun's rays are vertical . The distinctive figure of eight is the shape that would be recorded if you marked where the sun was directly overhead at noon every day of the year.
It is quite easy to discover for example the time at which the sun is at it's lowest in the Northern hemisphere sky ( December 21st ) and the date at which it is lowest in the Southern hemisphere ( June 20th).
They can also be used to work out the earliest and latest sunrises and sunsets in the calender year.
The Analemma extends between the tropics , 23.5 degrees either side of the equator. As this is the angle of the earth's axis the sun's rays do not fall vertically outside of this area.
These devices were often to be found in the 19th Century when globes were regarded as scientific instruments and were still popular as recently as the 1930s.