Pangea Globe : Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Pangea Globe!

We were commissioned to make a globe of Pangea back in November 2015. I contacted @Massimo.Pietrobon after seeing a map of Pangea he made that went quite viral back in 2013. He kindly agreed to collaborate with us & offered start from scratch on a new version.

After designing the flat map, Massimo sent it over to us & it was another few months of Jon & Lia over here transforming it into our style & warping it into gores that can be applied to a 3d sphere.

It’s been a fun but long process… a bit of trial & error… making test globes to make sure the transformation to gores was done correctly.

The map is of course for fun & we could never claim anywhere near 100% accuracy… its a mashup.. a modern map with its various parts relocated to the general position they would have occupied before Pangea began rifting apart some 200 million years ago. It’s a view of the supercontinent not often seen, and a fun way of relating to the world on a geological time scale. A reminder that the world is changing & always has been.

Click for Massimo’s blog – & an article on his original Pangea map.

Check back for further pictures … globe available in any colour combination.

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Colour: Aquamarine | Size: 36cm

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Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.

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