Globes

In 2006, Bonhams London introduced an annual auction as curious as the objects it proffered. Called Gentleman’s Library, the sale was packed with items one might find in a cultured Victorian’s...
With a modest two-paned window display framed by a dark blue facade, the Map House ( www.themaphouse.com ) in the Knightsbridge section of London seems like an unassuming cartographer’s gallery when...
In 1768, when the future King Gustav II of Sweden gave this pair of finely detailed globes to the French duchess d’Enville, it was a gesture freighted with meaning. Made by Anders Akerman, Sweden’s...