Remember, globe manufacturers did not always change the names of countries and boundaries immediately. Name changed to Iran in 1935 o Does your globe have Constantinople or Istanbul? 1910 - Union of South Africa (Confirm this) 1910-1945 - Korea was called Chosen by Japan 1910 the four main republics in the region united as the Union of South Africa. Petersburg was renamed Petrograd (1914-1924), thereafter Leningrad, until its original name (St.
Perhaps you like to see how older world globes show the political boundaries of their times.
It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries.
Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet.
Some had several lenses, which could be uncovered either individually, or all at the same time to give 4 or 8 photographs on the same plate.
Others had a mechanism for moving the photographic plate so that each image was recorded on a different area. Mayall took carte portraits of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their children.