The world we are familiar with today is very different to how people believed it to be in the past. As explorers discovered new territories and countries laid claim to them, there was a repeated need to re-map everything. With this, the incredible art of globe-making thrived. Achieving accuracy and intricate detail required painstaking work, hand-gluing copperplate-printed gores onto a plaster-finished papier-mâché core. As new knowledge was amassed, old versions became outdated. Yet their stunning beauty and historical significance retains timeless appeal.