Perfect Circle: The Fascinating World of Globe-Makers

Bellerby & Co in London makes artisanal globes by hand. | By NGT Staff  
Making globes
One of the most precarious steps in globe-making is pasting the paper map without muddling the latitude lines. Photo: Jade Fenster

Globes have taught many of us a great deal as children. By putting the planet in our hands, they deliver a potent message: that the world is at once very large and very small, and much of it is blue. It’s one of the things that fascinate Peter Bellerby, from Bellerby & Co., a company in London that crafts artisanal globes by hand.

This quirky Wes Anderson-style video takes us into his workshop, introducing viewers to the fascinating (and painstaking) process of creating a perfect globe.

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