London-based artist and globemaker Julia Forte was featured in one of Mapping London’s earliest posts – way back in 2011 we featured the Map of London Peculiars. More recently the artist has combined maps and globes together – but rather than being miniature representations of the whole world, the globes here are spheres of varnished casting plaster containing a segment of an old map of London. From the Agas map of London in 1560 to the Horwood 1799 map, these lovely old maps have been reenvisaged as a high quality globe ornament for any map-lover’s mantlepiece. You can see Julia’s full collection on her webpages, but here’s some photos of these wonderful old maps, in globe form.
All photographs from the creator’s portfolio website, © Julia Forte.