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400 Years of Beautiful, Historical, and Powerful Globes | This ridiculously awesome moon globe was made by the artist John Russell in 1797.  British Library  | WIRED.com Décor Steampunk, Steampunk Kitchen, Steampunk Bedroom, Steampunk Decor, Steampunk Fashion, Steampunk Tendencies, Steampunk Interior, Steampunk Furniture, Steampunk Necklace

To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted. Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes. In her lavishly illustrated new book, Globes: 400 years of exploration, navigation, and power, Sumira traces the…

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