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World Art

Globe wall art is a unique category of map art. Unlike traditional map art, globe art is the portrayal of maps, particularly the maps that focus on depicting the entire Earth. While there are some globe illustrations that bend this definition, the majority of these geographic illustrations help viewers to understand the instruments that people have used throughout history to understand Earth's geography and document it.

Historical images are a common form of globe wall art. These images document the machines that astronomers and explorers used to help them understand the world. Pictures such as 'Antique Globes' and the 'Armillary Sphere' series by Vision Studio help viewers to understand how their ancestors discovered the world around them through map art, a process that many people today are unaware of or take for granted.

World Artwork

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World Map
by Elizabeth Medley
36" x 24"
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Decorative World Map
by Vision Studio
38" x 26"
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Close-up of a world map, John Speed, 1626
by Unknown
24" x 18"
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Map of World
by Elizabeth Medley
24" x 18"
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Vintage World Map - Orbis Geographica
by Unknown
22" x 16"
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Old World View II
by Susan Osborne
28" x 22"
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World Hemispheres
by Tre Sorelle Studios
36" x 24"
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Map - Globe Terrestre
by Unknown
20" x 16"
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Flemish 1512-1594
by Mercator Map
31" x 22"
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Antarctica 1912
by Unknown
19" x 16"
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Gilded World Hemispheres I
by Joannoo
24" x 12"
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World Map 1664
by Unknown
19" x 13"
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Map - Geographica
by Unknown
28" x 22"
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Vintage Map
by GraphINC
37" x 27"
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World Map
by Nicholas Visscher
28" x 25"
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Worldwide I
by James Wiens
36" x 24"
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Old World Journey Map Cream
by Cynthia Coulter
36" x 24"
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Map - Globe Terrestre
by Unknown
36" x 24"
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Steel globe, Columbus Circle, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA
by Panoramic Images
27" x 9"
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World Map
by Willem Jan Blaeuw
30" x 25"
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World Map
by Nicholas Visscher
21" x 19"
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Globe Blue
by Sue Schlabach
18" x 18"
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Antique Map I
by Beth Albert
24" x 16"
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World Map Blueprint
by Studio W
19" x 13"
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Sphere of the World I
by Vision Studio
24" x 30"
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Sphere of the World II
by Vision Studio
24" x 30"
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Terrestrial & Celestial Globes
by Vision Studio
34" x 26"
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Geographical Illustrations
by Vision Studio
26" x 32"
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Vintage Map on Khaki I
by Vision Studio
19" x 13"
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1812 Eastern Hemisphere
by Pinkerton
32" x 32"
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1812 Western Hemisphere
by Pinkerton
32" x 32"
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New Map Terra. Globe, Ox., 1700-01
by Edward Wells
32" x 24"
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Antique World Globes
by Unknown
38" x 32"
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Armillary Sphere I
by Vision Studio
32" x 32"
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Armillary Sphere II
by Vision Studio
32" x 32"
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Many works of modern globe wall art are meant to evoke the same sense of thrill and wonder of discovery that ancient explorers and astronomers must have felt when first mapping out the world. Works such as 'Explore' by Stella Bradley and 'Journey's beginning' by Chariklia Zarris are typical of this form of inspirational picture.

Globe wall art is a unique form of geographic illustration whose simplicity belies a deeper purpose. These works are meant to evoke a sense of wonder and exploration in a modern world that seems to have no more places to discover. These historical images are also meant to show how innovations in thinking and simple machines changed the world and brought a fuller understanding of it. Although they aren't technically maps, globe wall art reveals the reason why map art was first created—because of human curiosity about the unknown.
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