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Collecting Antique Globes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques

[from Resource Library] 03/14/2009
...Collecting Antique Globes ~ M.S. Rau Antiques Collecting Antique Globes A A A The oldest known terrestrial globe was created in 1492, when Spanish and Portuguese explorers pioneered the circumnavigation of the world......!   Pairs Most globes were created in pairs, one depicting the earth (terrestrial) and the other depicting the sky (celestial....... Celestial globes remained unchanged for many more years than their terrestrial counterparts. A celestial globe may be dated 1816, while its terrestrial partner could be dated 1826, yet they are still a matched pair... Read More »

The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiques James Gillis » 3/4 » The official weblog of M.S. Rau Antiqu

...’s a large world after all! February 17th, 2012 This extraordinary terrestrial globe, measuring an impressive 30 inches in diameter, was crafted by the reputable firm W. & A.K. Johnston, Ltd... Read More »