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.

 

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

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