How to make your own globe

    • A wire-frame for a globe© National Martime Museum
      Back in Tudor times there was a famous mapmaker, or cartographer, called Mercator. He was the first person to use the word 'atlas' to describe a collection of maps.

      You can make a flat map into a spherical shape (called a globe), just like Mercator.

      Find out how to make a globe in this great online make from the National Maritime Museum's website.

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