A celestial globe is a revolving globe which displays the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies. It is an imaginary sphere of gigantic radius, with the earth at its centre. A terestial globe is a spherical model of the Earth that maps out the various continents and oceans. Celestial globes have been made for more than two thousand years. However interesting terrestrial globes could not be made until it was established that the world was round. Production of globes from about 1500 was simplified by the use of gores, pieces of paper of a special shape, which were printed and glued to a sphere, often of papier mache. From the eighteenth century a pair of globes, handsomely mounted, was an essential for every gentleman's library. Pocket globes were very popular in the eighteenth century.

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1959 Philips Challenge globe, on wrought metal stand

1959 Philips Challenge Globe on Wrought Metal Stand

1959 Philips Challenge globe, on wrought metal stand

19th century Johnston's celestial globe, containing all the…

19th Century Celestial Globe: Principal Stars by W. Johnston

19th century Johnston's celestial globe, containing all the principal stars by W & a Johnston, Edinburgh

19th century Malby's terrestrial globe, compiled from the…

Authentic 19th Century Malby's Terrestrial Globe with X-Stretcher Base

19th century Malby's terrestrial globe, compiled from the latest and most authentic sources including all the recent geographical discoveries, the base with four tapering legs joined by an X form stretcher

A fine Georgian terrestrial globe and stand with brass meridian…

Georgian Terrestrial Globe with Stand and Brass Meridian

A fine Georgian terrestrial globe and stand with brass meridian and engraved paper horizon band and paper horizon, the cartouche reading 'Cary's new terrestrial globe, drawn from the most recent Geographical works. Shewing the whole of the new Discoveries…

E. Bertaux antique French table globe, 19th century, A/F, 28 cm…

19th Century E. Bertaux French Table Globe (A/F)

E. Bertaux antique French table globe, 19th century, A/F, 28 cm high

Malby's 6 inch celestial globe on original turned timber stand,…

1850 Malby 6 Inch Celestial Globe on Turned Timber Stand

Malby's 6 inch celestial globe on original turned timber stand, circa 1850, 25 cm high overall

Replogle 16' 'World Classic' globe made in the USA, featuring…

USA-made 16' Relief Globe on Iron Tripod Stand

Replogle 16' 'World Classic' globe made in the USA, featuring the topography in relief, resting on a iron tripod stand. 112 cm

A large globe in a timber framed floor stand, with a brass…

Timber-framed Globe on Brass Stand

A large globe in a timber framed floor stand, with a brass meridian and housed in an octagonal stand on turned legs, 96 cm high, 70 cm wide, 70 cm deep

Regency pedestal celestial globe by John Cary, c.1818, the…

Regency Celestial Globe on Pedestal Stand

Regency pedestal celestial globe by John Cary, c.1818, the globe set with the stars and nebulae contained in the catalogues of Wollaston, Herschel, Bode, Piazza, Zach & C. Calculated to year 1820, the sphere made from twelve engraved gores, with…

World globe c.1988 Danish, Cartography by Karl-F. Harig,…

1988 Danish World Globe on Timber Stand

World globe c.1988 Danish, Cartography by Karl-F. Harig, mounted on turned timber stand, height 101 cm

World globe c.1962 by National Geographic, Washington DC,…

National Geographic's 1962 Floating Globe on Walnut Stand

World globe c.1962 by National Geographic, Washington DC, floating globe seated in perspex Equator, on walnut splayed leg stand, height 93 cm diameter 49 cm

The Royal Geographic Society world clock, with globe top, circa…

1979 Royal Geographic Society Globe Clock

The Royal Geographic Society world clock, with globe top, circa 1979, 28 cm high

An album of vintage cards from around the globe of interest a…

Vintage Cards: Aboriginal, Maori, Ships, Ceylon & More

An album of vintage cards from around the globe of interest a small range of Aboriginal cards as well as Maori, ships, Ceylon etc.

A C.S Hammond & Co New York terrestrial globe on stand, early…

Art Nouveau Globe on Tripod Stand

A C.S Hammond & Co New York terrestrial globe on stand, early 20th century, the eighteen inch floor globe with paper gores over probably plaster, with a paper clad timber horizontal ring with measures, month and astrological markings, a cast bronze…

A vintage globe with compass stand, early 20th century, 43.5 cm…

Early 20th Century Globe with Compass Stand

A vintage globe with compass stand, early 20th century, 43.5 cm high

Japanese miniature world globe, Y.Sukagawa Toyko, 18 cm high

Japanese Miniature World Globe, Y. Sukagawa Tokyo

Japanese miniature world globe, Y.Sukagawa Toyko, 18 cm high

A Mercator terrestrial globe, French, mid 20th century, on wood…

Mid 20th Century French Mercator Globe on Stand

A Mercator terrestrial globe, French, mid 20th century, on wood stand, 42 cm high, 33 cm diameter

Australian Geographic globe of the world, 21st century, 45 cm…

21st Century Australian Geographic Globe - 45cm High

Australian Geographic globe of the world, 21st century, 45 cm high

Globe on ebonised stand, circa 1900 a vintage Philips 'Politisk…

Antique Globe on Ebonised Stand, Circa 1900

Globe on ebonised stand, circa 1900 a vintage Philips 'Politisk Globus' globe, circa 1900, on a later ebonised stand, 50 cm high

A terrestrial globe by Philips Challenge globes, London, part…

Philips Terrestrial Globe on Marble Base

A terrestrial globe by Philips Challenge globes, London, part of the 'Cartes Tarides' series originally made for the French market, on a marble base with a chromed arm, 40 cm high

Vintage electric illuminating world globe

Vintage Electric Globe Light

Vintage electric illuminating world globe

An illuminated light up rotating globe, on a silver coloured…

100cm Illuminated Rotating Globe on Silver Stand

An illuminated light up rotating globe, on a silver coloured stand, height 100 cm, diameter 44 cm

An antique American 7 inch standard globe on turned oak stand…

Antique 7" Replogle Globe on Oak Stand

An antique American 7 inch standard globe on turned oak stand by Replogle globes of Chicago, 38 cm high

Villa Maison metal globe of the world, 38 cm high

Metal Globe Villa Maison, 38cm High

Villa Maison metal globe of the world, 38 cm high

A pair of 19th century Maley's table top globes, both 12 inch…

19th Century Maley's Table Top Globes with Mahogany Stands

A pair of 19th century Maley's table top globes, both 12 inch diameter, the terrestrial globe dated 1853 and the celestial globe dated 1860, both labeled and surmounted by brass polar hour circle, and within calibrated full brass meridian, the horizon…

An historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the globe and…

Circumnavigation and Discovery in the Pacific Ocean

An historical Account of the Circumnavigation of the globe and of the progress of Discovery in the Pacific Ocean, from the voyage of Magellan to the death of Cook'. Illustrated by a portrait of cook; a facsimilie... Of the transit of Venus... And…

Philip's 12' terrestrial globe, labelled George Philips and Son…

Antique 12' Globe by George Philips and Son Ltd

Philip's 12' terrestrial globe, labelled George Philips and Son Ltd, 32 Fleet Street, early 20th century, cast iron base and brass mount

World globe. Height 37 cm.

37 cm Globe

World globe. Height 37 cm.

A brass globe on stand, height 34 cm

Brass Globe on Stand - 34cm Height

A brass globe on stand, height 34 cm

A timber celestial Zodiac globe on stand, height 60 cm

Timber Zodiac Globe on Stand - 60cm

A timber celestial Zodiac globe on stand, height 60 cm

A set of three graduated terrestrial desk globes by Philips &…

Graduated Terrestrial Desk Globes by Philips & Replogle

A set of three graduated terrestrial desk globes by Philips & Replogle, 20th century, each mounted on later ebonised wooden stands, the largest 30 cm high

Art Deco 1930s world terrestrial globe by F. Cram Company,…

1930s Art Deco Terrestrial Globe by F. Cram Company

Art Deco 1930s world terrestrial globe by F. Cram Company, Indianapolis, USA, 42 cm high, small a/f

A glass globe with internal decoupage decoration on cast metal…

Decoupaged Glass Globe on Cast Metal Base, 45cm High

A glass globe with internal decoupage decoration on cast metal base, 45 cm high

A Topographic USA made globe on stand depicting Shipping Route…

Shipping Route Globe on Stand - Topographic USA Made

A Topographic USA made globe on stand depicting Shipping Route with half Meridian, height 42 cm

A vintage American world globe, Steelframe mounted on wooden…

Vintage American Globe on Steel/Wood Base - 40cm Height

A vintage American world globe, Steelframe mounted on wooden base, height 40 cm, depth 30 cm

A Midcentury glass globe, D8 cm

Midcentury Glass Globe, 8cm Diameter

A Midcentury glass globe, D8 cm

Philips' 13½ inch terrestrial globe on black plastic stepped…

1930s Philips Terrestrial Globe on Black Stand

Philips' 13½ inch terrestrial globe on black plastic stepped base, circa late 1930s, 42 cm high including stand.

Philips' 13½ inch terrestrial globe on 22 cm diameter wooden…

1920s Philips Terrestrial Globe on Wooden Base

Philips' 13½ inch terrestrial globe on 22 cm diameter wooden base, circa late-1920s, 44 cm high including stand.

Panstwowe Przedsiebiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (Warsaw,…

1959 Polish Globe on Detached Wooden Stand

Panstwowe Przedsiebiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (Warsaw, Poland) impressive 20 inch globe, detached wooden stand, dated 1959, globe 56 cm tall, stand 23 cm tall.

Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard K.G. (Berlin & Stuttgart) 14…

1950s Columbus Globe on Wooden Base

Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard K.G. (Berlin & Stuttgart) 14 inch 'Columbus' globe, W. Kaden editing cartographer, 22 cm diameter wooden base, circa 1950s, 49 cm tall including stand.

Geographia 8 inch celestial globe with semi-meridian in brass,…

Early 20th Century Celestial Globe on Wooden Stand

Geographia 8 inch celestial globe with semi-meridian in brass, on an ebonized wooden base, early 20th century, 37 cm high including stand.

Denoyer Geppert Co. 16 inch celestial globe, circa 1920s, 63 cm…

Vintage 16" Celestial Globe (1920s)

Denoyer Geppert Co. 16 inch celestial globe, circa 1920s, 63 cm high

A gemstone inlaid world globe on stand with gilt bracket and…

Gemstone World Globe on Gilt Stand

A gemstone inlaid world globe on stand with gilt bracket and stepped base, height 43 cm

A small globe on turned mahogany stand by Geographica, Fleet St.…

Geographica Globe on Mahogany Stand - 40cm High

A small globe on turned mahogany stand by Geographica, Fleet St. London, 40 cm high

A French terrestrial globe on carved oak tripod base by J.…

French Globe on Oak Tripod Base by J. Forest, Paris

A French terrestrial globe on carved oak tripod base by J. Forest, Paris, 60 cm high

Brass Bald eagle on globe, height 18 width 52 cm, depth 25 cm

Brass Bald Eagle on Globe Sculpture

Brass Bald eagle on globe, height 18 width 52 cm, depth 25 cm

Italian silver miniature world globe on stand height 6 cm,…

Italian Silver Miniature World Globe on Stand

Italian silver miniature world globe on stand height 6 cm, weight 20grams.

A Topographic USA made globe on stand depicting shipping route…

USA Shipping Route Globe with Half Meridian Stand

A Topographic USA made globe on stand depicting shipping route with half Meridian

A vintage 8 inch globe mounted on a turned timber base the…

Vintage Globe on Timber Base by Replogle Globes USA

A vintage 8 inch globe mounted on a turned timber base the globe, metal. Height 52 cm by, Replogle globes USA

Philips' 13½ inch Challenge globe on Bakelite base, circa 1930,…

Philips' Bakelite Globe, 1930

Philips' 13½ inch Challenge globe on Bakelite base, circa 1930, 45 cm high

Dietrich Reimers Erd Globus 10 inch globe on wooden base, circa…

Dietrich Reimers 10-inch Erd Globe on Wooden Base (1929)

Dietrich Reimers Erd Globus 10 inch globe on wooden base, circa 1929, 53 cm high

Philips' 14 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1930s, 44 cm high

1930s Philips 14" Terrestrial Globe

Philips' 14 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1930s, 44 cm high

Tin top globe Lehmann Germany, string operated Orbus, 1920s

Lehmann's 1920s Tin Top Orbus Globe - String Operated

Tin top globe Lehmann Germany, string operated Orbus, 1920s

Philips' 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on cast iron base, 51 cm high

Philips 12" Globe on Cast Iron Base

Philips' 12 inch Terrestrial Globe on cast iron base, 51 cm high

W. & A. K. Johnston 12 inch globe on stand, circa 1888, 44 cm…

1888 W. & A. K. Johnston 12" Globe on Stand

W. & A. K. Johnston 12 inch globe on stand, circa 1888, 44 cm high including stand

Malby's Terrestrial 10 1/2 Inch Globe, circa 1889, 41 cm high

Malby's 10.5 Inch Terrestrial Globe, 1889

Malby's Terrestrial 10 1/2 Inch Globe, circa 1889, 41 cm high

An antique terrestrial globe on cast iron base, 19th century,…

19th Century Terrestrial Globe on Cast Iron Base

An antique terrestrial globe on cast iron base, 19th century, 51 cm high

A Philips 13½ inch terrestrial globe on black Bakelite stand,…

1960 Philips Terrestrial Globe on Bakelite Stand

A Philips 13½ inch terrestrial globe on black Bakelite stand, circa 1960 44 cm high, 35 cm diameter

A world globe on stand, height 42 cm

42cm Globe on Stand

A world globe on stand, height 42 cm

Early Phillips Terrestrial Globe on stand with details of…

Phillips Globe with Steamship Routes

Early Phillips Terrestrial Globe on stand with details of principal steamship routes, and distances measured in nautical miles, (some discolouration), on a cast iron foliate base, height 50 cm.

A 9' terrestrial globe on metal base, mid 20th century

Mid-century metal base 9' terrestrial globe

A 9' terrestrial globe on metal base, mid 20th century

Crams universal 10½' world globe on a tin base,

Cram's 10½' Globe on Tin Base: Universal Atlas

Crams universal 10½' world globe on a tin base,

Replogle 12' Starlight globe on chrome base, circa 1940s,

1940s Replogle Starlight Globe on Chrome Base

Replogle 12' Starlight globe on chrome base, circa 1940s,

Hammonds 9' terrestrial globe, circa 1920,

1920 Hammonds 9' Terrestrial Globe

Hammonds 9' terrestrial globe, circa 1920,

Replogle 12' globe of the world with world atlas base, circa…

1960 Replogle World Globe with Atlas Base

Replogle 12' globe of the world with world atlas base, circa 1960

An uncommon Husun Star Globe reel, by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, c.…

Husun Star Globe Reel for Celestial Navigation

An uncommon Husun Star Globe reel, by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, c.1920 for celestial navigation, the 7 inch ivory coloured globe held in a mahogany case within a brass horizon scale, meridian and horizon ring. 26.5 cm x 26.5 cm x 27.5 cm.

Samuel Sabine Edkins and Son twelve inch British celestial…

1820 British Celestial Globe on Mahogany Stand

Samuel Sabine Edkins and Son twelve inch British celestial globe, c. 1820, made of twelve copper engraved paper gores, the sphere is mounted in a brass meridian ring graduated in four quadrants, paper horizon plate laid down on wood with engraved Zodiacal…

A world globe on a timber stand

Timber Stand Globe

A world globe on a timber stand

A Philip's '9 inch' terrestrial globe on stand with a brass…

Philips 9" Terrestrial Globe with Brass Axis and Shipping Routes

A Philip's '9 inch' terrestrial globe on stand with a brass axis, the globe stamped 'Philips 9 inch terrestrial globe. Warm currents red, cold currents blue. Principal Shipping routes with distances in nautical Miles.. 4520... London Geographical…

Antique small lunar globe, made by Smith & Son 172 strand…

Antique Lunar Globe by Smith & Son

Antique small lunar globe, made by Smith & Son 172 strand London, lithographed plaster and turned mahogany, globe damaged, height: 18 cm

Two reproduction powder horns, miniature globe, boxes and…

Reproduction Powder Horns and Miniature Globe Set

Two reproduction powder horns, miniature globe, boxes and picture, late 20th century, the horns 32 cm long

A pair of Georgian globe stands, turned and carved mahogany,…

Georgian Mahogany Globe Stands with Glass Tops

A pair of Georgian globe stands, turned and carved mahogany, English, circa 1800, with later glass tops to convert to occasional tables, 45 cm high

'The Scavs at the Globe', 11th ? 29th April (1978), a band…

The Scavs at the Globe Poster

'The Scavs at the Globe', 11th ? 29th April (1978), a band poster. Unframed. 42 x 28 cm.

Mappe Monde Ou Description du globe Terrestre; Paris, circa…

1755 Paris World Map

Mappe Monde Ou Description du globe Terrestre; Paris, circa 1755; 29.5 cm x 18 cm

A 19th century globe of the world 55 cm high, 34 cm diameter

Antique 19th Century World Globe

A 19th century globe of the world 55 cm high, 34 cm diameter

A globe by Antonio Vallardi Milano Eidtore, Italian. C. 1930,…

1930 Italian Globe by Antonio Vallardi Milano

A globe by Antonio Vallardi Milano Eidtore, Italian. C. 1930, height 90 cm, depth 40 cm

A pair of 12 inch terrestrial & celestial library globes,…

Antique 12 inch Terrestrial & Celestial Library Globes (1865)

A pair of 12 inch terrestrial & celestial library globes, English, circa 1865 bearing to the cartouche 'Cruchley's late Cary's terrestrial & and celestial from the most recent authorities exhibiting the latest discoveries towards the north pole and the…

A Replogle world Classic globe on stand. Height 41 cm.

Replogle World Classic Globe on Stand (41cm)

A Replogle world Classic globe on stand. Height 41 cm.

Philips 12 Inch Terrestrial Globe' with brass fittings on…

Antique Philips Terrestrial Globe with Brass Fittings

Philips 12 Inch Terrestrial Globe' with brass fittings on ebonised turned wooden base, circa 1920, 45 cm high, 30 cm diameter

Philips 12 Inch Popular Celestial Globe' with brass mounts on…

Antique Philips Celestial Globe on Bakelite Base

Philips 12 Inch Popular Celestial Globe' with brass mounts on bakelite base, circa 1920, 40 cm high, 30 cm diameter

Around The World Canadian Pacific Route' an impressive world…

19th Century Canadian Pacific Route Globe on Cast Iron Base

Around The World Canadian Pacific Route' an impressive world globe on painted cast iron base, 19th century, 73 cm high, 48 cm diameter

A Philips' Challenge Globe on turned wooden standard base…

Philips Challenge Globe on Wooden Base, 20th Century

A Philips' Challenge Globe on turned wooden standard base (unassociated), early 20th century, 89 cm high, 34 cm diameter. Provenance: The Rodney Pemberton Collection

A 'Philips 6 Inch Celestial Globe' and 'Philips 6 Inch…

Pair of Philips Globes on Wooden Stands

A 'Philips 6 Inch Celestial Globe' and 'Philips 6 Inch Terrestriall Globe' on turned wooden stands, early 20th century, 25 cm high, 15 cm diameter

A Russian navy celestial globe in case, circa 1930, the case 26…

1930 Russian Navy Celestial Globe in Case

A Russian navy celestial globe in case, circa 1930, the case 26 cm high, 24 cm wide, 25 cm deep

Philips 13½ Inch Terrestrial Globe' on black bakelite stand,…

1920 Philips Terrestrial Globe on Bakelite Stand

Philips 13½ Inch Terrestrial Globe' on black bakelite stand, circa 1920, 44 cm high, 35 cm diameter

Aard-Globe' by Wagner & Debes of Leipzig, early 20th century,…

Wagner & Debes' Aard-Globe

Aard-Globe' by Wagner & Debes of Leipzig, early 20th century, 40 cm high, 30 cm diameter

Philips 10 Inch Challenge Globe' with chrome fittings on black…

1920 Philips Chrome Globe on Bakelite Stand

Philips 10 Inch Challenge Globe' with chrome fittings on black bakelite stand, circa 1920, 31 cm high, 26 cm diameter

Philips British Empire Globe' on turned ebonised stand, crica…

1920 Philips British Empire Globe on Ebonised Stand

Philips British Empire Globe' on turned ebonised stand, crica 1920, 35 cm high, 19 cm diameter

An Enormous Illuminated world globe on pedestal

Gigantic Illuminated Globe on Pedestal

An Enormous Illuminated world globe on pedestal

A terrestial globe on chrome and wooden stand, by Michard,…

Michard's Terrestrial Globe on Chrome and Wood Stand (1950)

A terrestial globe on chrome and wooden stand, by Michard, Paris, French circa 1950

Cary's terrestrial globe on stand, 1836

Cary's 1836 Terrestrial Globe on Stand

Cary's terrestrial globe on stand, 1836

A unique French Art Deco globe, circa 1910. 55 cm high, 30 cm…

French Art Deco Globe - Circa 1910

A unique French Art Deco globe, circa 1910. 55 cm high, 30 cm diameter

A large world globe, mounted in a Neatly veneered wooden stand

Veneered Globe on Stand

A large world globe, mounted in a Neatly veneered wooden stand

A globe on stand, 21 cm high

21 cm Globe on Stand

A globe on stand, 21 cm high

World globe on spinning axis, Globe of the Earth with all…

Spinning Globe on Chrome Stand - 45cm Height

World globe on spinning axis, Globe of the Earth with all countries depicted, on spinning axis within a chrome stand. Height 45 cm

Pair of William IV Cary's 15 inch terrestrial & celestial…

Pair of William IV Cary's Library Globes, 1830-1837

Pair of William IV Cary's 15 inch terrestrial & celestial library globes each surmounted by brass scale in a circular mahogany stand with four arched supports, ring turned column, tripod scroll legs, one joined by compass (one lacking compass), dated 1830…