Antique Globe Collection:

There are earth globes, celestial globes, moon globes and there are even globes made of planets like Mars.

A globe is a spherical map that shows the situation better than a map from a flat atlas. Because the Dutch ruled ‘the seven seas’ in the 16th and 17th century, the globes from that period are accurate and very popular among collectors. However, the supply from this period is very limited.

Antique globes from the 18th and 19th century are more common. In that case, the models from England and France are flourishing. The globe industry in the Netherlands had its best time.