The Library’s Globe

The library’s globe is beautiful and fits its setting well – perhaps a bit too well, since most people seem to walk right by it.  A few weeks ago, some of our patrons were carefully examining the library’s globe and discovered that Antarctica is not a real place on this globe!  In their excitement, they called Will and I over to confirm that, indeed, Antarctica was not there.

Instead, the mapmakers put “Antarctic Ocean” and a few islands that they knew about.




The date on the map is hard to make out – perhaps 1892…


We found the Austro-Hungarian Empire and that the countries of Africa as we know them today, are not on the map.



One thought on “The Library’s Globe

  1. That globe is my all time favorite thing in the Library. Now I love it even more!

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