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1. Introduction

A globe (from the Latin globus) is a model with maps applied, representing a celestial body (in particular the planet Earth, but also other planets or the Earth’s Moon) or the celestial sphere that appears to surround the Earth (the firmament). They bear witness to geographical and astronomical concepts through history (Geography; Astronomy), and to skilled artistic design, artisanal manufacture, and commercial produ…

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Mokre, Jan, “Globe”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_031027>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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