A globe is a representation of the Earth as a small sphere,
mounted on an axis so that it may revolve.
The oldest extant globe is from Nuremberg (1492). Celestial and lunar globes
are also made.
|Globe of the Earth made by Joseph Moxon, 1679. The
globe's sphere was stationary above a planisphere drawn up for the
latitude of London. Image credit: the Whipple Museum