The Livingstone is a modern globe with a current map inspired by David Livingstone, a great British explorer. Once a popular national hero, his fame as an explorer helped drive forward the Victorian obsession for discovery. Livingstone was charged with the task of charting the African continent and unearthing the elusive source of the river Nile. The main base is inspired by a traditional Philips globe from the early twentieth century and crafted from hand-turned and polished cherry wood. Each model features either a cast brass or aluminium arm and finial made in our Derbyshire foundry to complete the design.