To date, past globemakers have relied on the art of cartography to create an image of our world, their examples may well be decorative and as we journey through the centuries, we witness them becoming progressively more accurate, but they have always been limited in their attempt to visually create a true likeness of the world we live on.
In the 1990’s Nasa was able to recreate the landmasses to a high degree of accuracy, however while Nasa was able to cover the earths visible terrain, the ocean depths were still being depicted by cartographic means. In early 2000 GEBCO was able to more accurately plot the ocean floors by combining quality-controlled ship depth soundings with interpolation between sounding points guided by satellite-derived gravity data, in addition to this GEBCO continues to update is oceanic data.
The combination of the NASA terrain with GEBCO’s superb oceanic depth data has now enabled us to be able to create a globe that is very close to being described as a true likeness of our world.
When the Museum of Natural Science Houston received their globe they kindly gave us the following positive testimonials:
‘Congratulations! It is a truly stunning piece of work! Well done!’
‘The craftsmanship and overall quality are spot on. The visual impact of the deep blue ocean contours, crisp continent satellite imagery, and elegant stand make this what must be one of the world’s finest globes.’
Museum of Natural Science Houston
This truly stunning globe will be available in various diameters, on modern or traditional stands and also available as a suspended globe enabling you to hang it anywhere – please look at any existing globe in our collection for an idea as to price.
Bespoke globes can take in the region of 6-18 months to complete, depending on how busy we are, and which globe you want. Please contact us with any questions, we are always happy to discuss your requirements and advise on lead times and payment options.
When purchasing our historic facsimile globes, and large modern globes we take a 50% deposit when the order is placed, and the remaining 50% plus delivery when the globe is completed.
Delivery will be calculated then the globe is ready, due to fluctuating costs of shipping.