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Globes France No 07 (1978)

Do you collect antique or vintage terrestrial globes? Perhaps you like to see how older world globes show the political boundaries of their times. It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries. Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet. Others collect world globes because they are beautiful to look at.

Globes France No 07 (1978)

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The following dates will help you "date your globe" and determine how old it might be. These dates were compiled from Internet and book sources by Kate Register of Rice, Virginia. This is a work in progress, and should not be quoted without verification. Remember, globe manufacturers did not always change the names of countries and boundaries immediately. To learn more about the art of collecting antique and vintage globes, visit OMNITERRUM.COM -- the best web site on the topic! Lots of globe/map sites are also listed on:

List of dates that can be helpful when dating globes. 1817 - New Holland becomes Australia 1819 - Florida ceded by Spain to US 1831-33 - discovery of Endrby's Land in antarctic 1846 - Van Dieman's Land becomes Tasmania (so. of Australia) 1856 - Burton and Speke discover Lake Tanganyika 1857 - John Speke discovers Lake Victoria 1867 - Alaska sold by Russia to US 1868 - Austro-Hungarian Empire established 1869 - Suez Canal complete 1878 - Serbia, Montenegro and Romania independent 1878 - Cyprus became British 1885 - Congo Free State (Congo State); Britain established Bechuanaland Protectorate in what is now Botswana. Southern part of Bechuanaland was called British Bechuanaland, a colony that later became part of the Cape Colony and later S. Africa. 1891 - North and South Dakota divided and Indian Territory in Oklahoma 1895 - "Rhodesia" name on Ndebele territory of Zimbabwe

Sample of Movies: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), In the Mouth of Madness (1994), and Village of the Damned (1995).

Globes are three-dimensional representations of the earth. But if you want to reproduce the globe realistically you should create a relief globe that also considers the terrain surface of the earth. At times vertical exaggeration is employed to make the relief globes more perceivable. Even Mt. Everest would be so tiny on a globe of a diameter of some decimetres that it is inevitable to exaggerate a relief globe. The larger the scale, the less the exaggeration can be. Most suitable is a carefully chosen graduated exaggeration, which emphasizes the flat regions like coastal areas and hilly landforms without distorting the high mountains too much [1]. Often, on relief globes both the landmasses and the sea floor are moulded.

Not only the surface of the earth has been depicted in relief globes, but also other orbs were constructed as models. The first known relief globes were models of one half of the moon [4] and in the 1960s the moon landing expeditions were prepared using lunar relief models; whole globes [5] and sections were envisaged as landing places [6]. 041b061a72


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