British Library 2014
Hardback 224pp Illustrated 280x222mm
9780712358682   Product Code: 24166
For centuries globes have been the most accurate way of representing the world, avoiding the need for projections that distort the curved surface of the planet to present it on a flat sheet of paper. Many are also artefacts of great beauty. Illustrated with 60 examples from collections around the world, this handsome book charts their art and history, from the earliest surviving Chinese globe to the desktop models of Victorian schoolrooms, explaining how they were made and used.