Pocket globes came into fashion in Georgian England and remained popular until the mid-nineteenth century. They were the executive toys of their era, being three inches, or thereabouts, in diameter, and surrounded by a fitted shagreen case. They also came in cardboard or papier mache boxes. These cases were often lined with star charts or other information. Joseph Moxon, credited with bring pocket globes to England in 1673, is thought to have gotten the idea from the Blaeus, in Holland. The National Maritime Museum, in the UK, has a spectacular collection.
A Collection a Day by Lisa Congdon. I’ll be posting several of her collection photos here over the next couple days. She’s kind of my hero for this project. These globes are from Day 219 and are posted ‘specially for desjardins.