Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Globes are spheres of pasteboard, indiarubber, or other material, faced with paper on which may be depicted the arrangements of land and water of the earth, or the configuration of the stars. There are thus terrestrial and celestial globes, the former of which having the advantage of-exhibiting the true relative positions of the objects they mark out as seen from the earth. Terrestrial globes are mounted on pivots at the extremities of the polar axis, to exhibit the diurnal rotation of the earth.