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"The Globe: A Window into the Eternal Mysteries of our World" Step back in time and explore the captivating history of our planet through the lens of a globe

Background imageGlobe Collection: Solidarity of Labour: Labours May Day

Solidarity of Labour: Labours May Day, dedicated to the workers of the world. Cartoon of 1890 by Walter Crane (1845 - 1914)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Flat Earth map of the world showing it to be a plane

Flat Earth map of the world showing it to be a plane
A MAP OF THE WORLD SHOWING IT TO BE A PLANE - and those of us who suppose it to be a globe are clearly mistaken. Date: 1893

Background imageGlobe Collection: Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265

Mappa Mundi, ink and colors on parchment, created in London about 1265
Cartography, 13th century. Mappa Mundi, Medieval map, London about 1265. Ink and colors on parchment. The maps diameter is 9 cm

Background imageGlobe Collection: The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1590 (oil on panel)

The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1590 (oil on panel)
BAL1648 The Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, c.1590 (oil on panel) by English School, (16th century); 110.5x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000)

Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000)
Whole Earth. Composite satellite image of Earth centred on the Americas. This is Blue Marble 2000, one of the most detailed Earth images ever made

Background imageGlobe Collection: Cosmic microwave background

Cosmic microwave background. Spherical projection of the cosmic microwave background, using all-sky data from the WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Sizes of Solar System planets compared

Sizes of Solar System planets compared
Planets of the Solar System. The eight planets of the Solar System are shown in this artwork at their correct relative sizes

Background imageGlobe Collection: Durers world map, 1515

Durers world map, 1515. Albrecht Durer (1471- 1528) was a German artist. His skillful use of perspective and mathematical proportions made him one of the outstanding artistic figures of the early

Background imageGlobe Collection: Earth from space, satellite image

Earth from space, satellite image
Earth from space. Satellite image showing North and South America as seen from 35, 000 kilometres above the Earths surface. North is at top and the Moon is at upper right

Background imageGlobe Collection: Globe Performance

Globe Performance
A performance is watched by a packed house at the Globe theatre, London

Background imageGlobe Collection: Angel in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Angel in Derek Jarmans Caravaggio (1986)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Sunrise over Australia from space

Sunrise over Australia from space with city lights visible.The globe is a composite of 3 images. Earth map images courtesy of NASA

Background imageGlobe Collection: Europe at night, satellite image

Europe at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. There are few lights in North Africa (bottom) and the Arctic (top) since they are more sparsely populated

Background imageGlobe Collection: Asia and Australia from space

Asia and Australia from space
Earth, Space, Globe, Cloud, , Space, 466652025

Background imageGlobe Collection: Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. Darwin had briefly studied medicine and then trained in the clergy, but his interest was in natural history

Background imageGlobe Collection: North America at night, satellite image

North America at night, satellite image
Africa at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of Africa. North is at top. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population

Background imageGlobe Collection: Earth, topographic and bathymetric map

Earth, topographic and bathymetric map. This whole Earth map is centred on the Greenwich meridian, at zero degrees latitude

Background imageGlobe Collection: Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece

Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece
Cartoon of an Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece, in the Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus

Background imageGlobe Collection: Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe

Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1925
The Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage with a fully laden charabanc AF 3771 outside and three other vehicles including a small sports car and two motor bikes

Background imageGlobe Collection: astronomy, balance, dramatic, eternal, eternity, everlasting, globe, mysterious, nasa

astronomy, balance, dramatic, eternal, eternity, everlasting, globe, mysterious, nasa
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Background imageGlobe Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imageGlobe Collection: Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933, featuring a classical figure with arms raised, holding a model of the city. Date: 1933

Background imageGlobe Collection: Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)

Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)
XOS1448854 Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving) by Visscher, Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz (1586-1652); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of London from South bank with its Tudor theatres)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Queen Elizabeth II, 1970

Queen Elizabeth II, 1970
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth in December 1970, standing by a globe. Date: 1970

Background imageGlobe Collection: Earth

Earth. Satellite image of the Earth, centred on Antarctica. The South Pole is at centre. Water is blue, vegetation is green, arid areas are brown, and snow and ice are white

Background imageGlobe Collection: Rudyard Kipling at Desk

Rudyard Kipling at Desk
English writer, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) working at his desk

Background imageGlobe Collection: Classical Greek gods allegorised

Classical Greek gods allegorised
The classical Greek gods allegorised. Date: 18th century

Background imageGlobe Collection: WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt

WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt
WW2 - A playbill for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde produced by N.A.A.F.I (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)

Background imageGlobe Collection: Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London

Shakespeare Exhibition at Earls Court, London
Londons great attraction: what to see in Shakespeares England. How to find and identify the chief reconstructions of old Tudor buildings at Earls Court. Date: 1912

Background imageGlobe Collection: World map by Martin Behaim, 1492, wood engraving, published 1884

World map by Martin Behaim, 1492, wood engraving, published 1884
World map by Martin Behaim, 1492. Woodcut engraving from my archive, published in 1884

Background imageGlobe Collection: The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel)

The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel)
BAL122676 The Ambassadors, 1533 (oil on panel) by Holbein the Younger, Hans (1497/8-1543); 207x209.5 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; German, out of copyright

Background imageGlobe Collection: The Plum Pudding in Danger, 1805 (coloured engraving) (see also 152999)

The Plum Pudding in Danger, 1805 (coloured engraving) (see also 152999)
XIR158226 The Plum Pudding in Danger, 1805 (coloured engraving) (see also 152999) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageGlobe Collection: Earths tectonic plates

Earths tectonic plates. Global map showing the boundaries of the tectonic plates that make up the Earths crust. The eight major plates are the: African Plate, Antarctic Plate, Indian Plate

Background imageGlobe Collection: Grimsby Street

Grimsby Street
Busy scene at the Old Market Place and Corn Exchange at Grimsby, Humberside, England

Background imageGlobe Collection: Machine Gun Corps Poster

Machine Gun Corps Poster
Travel all over the world with the Machine Gun Corps. A persuasive military recruitment poster, promising the potential for travel to far corners of the globe

Background imageGlobe Collection: Ocean currents off the Americas

Ocean currents off the Americas. Satellite-based graphic showing ocean currents (swirling coloured lines) on an Earth globe centred on the Americas

Background imageGlobe Collection: A total eclipse of the Sun as seen from being in Earths orbit

A total eclipse of the Sun as seen from being in Earths orbit

Background imageGlobe Collection: Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of

Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of the U. S
WORLD WAR II POSTER, c1942. Keep Mum - The World Has Ears. American World War II poster for the Thirteenth Naval District of the U.S. Navy, c1942, warning against the dangers of careless talk

Background imageGlobe Collection: GLOBE THEATRE, 1616. Detail from Nicolas Visschers view of London, England

GLOBE THEATRE, 1616. Detail from Nicolas Visschers view of London, England

Background imageGlobe Collection: International Air Rally Poster 1937

International Air Rally Poster 1937
Poster, High Speed Thrills! International Air Rally, Lympne, 28-29 August. Spectacular RAF Hendon Acrobatics, Racing, Live Parachuting, Foreign Aces. Organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. 1937

Background imageGlobe Collection: Jupiter

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system. The planet has a rocky core but is mostly composed of liquid and gaseous hydrogen and helium

Background imageGlobe Collection: Mars, composite satellite images

Mars, composite satellite images
Mars. Composite satellite images of the surface of Mars from multiple aspects. North is at top. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, and is a rocky desert world

Background imageGlobe Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image
Australia. Satellite image of the Earth, set against a background of stars, centred on the island continent of Australia. North is at top. Clouds (white) are seen in the atmosphere

Background imageGlobe Collection: 16th century world map

16th century world map made by Pierre Desceliers in 1546 on a commission by King Francis I for Henri II of France. Most noticeable is that the Northern hemisphere is upside-down

Background imageGlobe Collection: A Cooks Ticket will take you anywhere

A Cooks Ticket will take you anywhere
A poster or handbill advertising the fact that a Cooks ticket will take you anywhere on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, or round the world

Background imageGlobe Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image
South America at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of South America. North is at top

Background imageGlobe Collection: Australia, topographic map

Australia, topographic map. Highlands and lowlands of the continents are shown as ridges and flat areas. Southeast Asia (top left), New Zealand (lower right) and Antarctica (bottom right)

Background imageGlobe Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (top left) and South Americas coasts



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"The Globe: A Window into the Eternal Mysteries of our World" Step back in time and explore the captivating history of our planet through the lens of a globe. From ancient maps like the Flat Earth depiction, challenging conventional beliefs, to Queen Elizabeth I's majestic Armada portrait, showcasing her global ambitions, each representation tells a unique story. Travel further back to 1265 with Mappa Mundi, an ink and color masterpiece that reveals London's perspective on the world during medieval times. Witness how humanity's understanding evolved as we gaze upon Whole Earth (Blue Marble 2000), a breathtaking satellite image capturing Earth's beauty from space. Beyond our terrestrial realm lies cosmic wonders such as the Cosmic Microwave Background and sizes of planets in our Solar System. These astronomical revelations remind us of both balance and drama existing within our universe. The globe symbolizes eternity itself - an everlasting reminder that while we are mere specks in this vast cosmos, there is much left to uncover. NASA's exploration efforts propel us towards unlocking these mysteries day by day. But it is not only knowledge that captivates us; it is also performance. The Globe Performance takes center stage as artists transport audiences across time and space through their craft. Just like Durer’s world map from 1515 or Derek Jarman’s Angel in Caravaggio (1986), they inspire awe and ignite curiosity about what lies beyond our reach. And let us not forget those who dared challenge conventionality - individuals like Charles Darwin, whose groundbreaking work revolutionized biology forever. His legacy reminds us that even when faced with skepticism, exploring new frontiers can lead to profound discoveries about ourselves and the world around us. So let this globe be more than just an object; let it be a gateway to infinite possibilities – where astronomy meets artistry, where mystery intertwines with science – reminding us all that there is still so much left for humanity to explore on this beautiful planet we call home.