A small bell inside of a glass sphere.

Bell in globe

A small bell inside of a glass sphere.

An illustration of a young boy looking at a globe.

Boy Looking at Globe

An illustration of a young boy looking at a globe.

An empty classroom.

Classroom

An empty classroom.

"Copernicus, or Nicholas Koppernigk, was the founder of modern astronomy. From a school in Thorn Copernicus went to Cracow, where he studied medicine, theology, mathematics, and astronomy. He latterly came to the following conclusions: That the sun was the center of the system; that the earth was a planet like Mars and Venus; and that all the planets revolve round the sun."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Globe of Copernicus

"Copernicus, or Nicholas Koppernigk, was the founder of modern astronomy. From a school in Thorn Copernicus…

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Astrologer

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

A solid belonging to the isometric system, with 24 trapezoidal planes. It is the parallel hemihedral form of the hexoctahedron.

Diploid

A solid belonging to the isometric system, with 24 trapezoidal planes. It is the parallel hemihedral…

"The Earth, whose diameter is 7,912 miles, is represented by the globe, or sphere. The straight line passing through its center, and about which it turns, is called its axis, and the two extremities of the axis are the poles of the Earth, A being the north pole, and B the south pole. The line C D, crossing the axis, passes quite round the Earth, and divides it into two equal parts. This is called the equinoctial line, or the equator. That part of the Earth situated north of this line, is caled the northern hemisphere, and that part south of it, the southern hemisphere. The small circles E F and G H, surrounding or including the poles, are called the polar circles." —Comstock, 1850

Earth Divisions

"The Earth, whose diameter is 7,912 miles, is represented by the globe, or sphere. The straight line…

Various Geography items, including a globe and many maps.

Geography

Various Geography items, including a globe and many maps.

An illustration with multiple instruments used for navigation. These items include a globe, compass, map and books.

Globe

An illustration with multiple instruments used for navigation. These items include a globe, compass,…

An illustration of a globe (El mundo).

Globe

An illustration of a globe (El mundo).

This globe is a carved work of art.

Globe

This globe is a carved work of art.

"Tetraodon have a remarkable power of inflating their bodies by filling their stomachs with air, the stomach being extremely dilatable, and assuming a globular form when distended, whence they have received the name Globe Fish, whilst from the spines, which stand out in all directions, like those of a hedgehog when rolled up, as if for defence of the inflated body, some of them have been designated Porcupine Fish." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Globefish

"Tetraodon have a remarkable power of inflating their bodies by filling their stomachs with air, the…

"Is found in Europe; it occasionally happens that this, as well as other species, when they have puffed themselves up, lose their balance in the water, and float about, belly upwards, in a most helpless condition. The sharp spines on their stomach, however, protect them from their enemies" — Goodrich, 1859

Pennat's Globefish

"Is found in Europe; it occasionally happens that this, as well as other species, when they have puffed…

"It consists of a brass dish A and two glass globes B and C. The dish communicates with the lower part of the globe C by means of a long tube D, and another tube E connects the two globes. A third tube passes through the dish A to the lower part of the globe B. This last tube being taken out, the globe B is partially filled with water, the tube is then replaced, and water is poured into the dish. The water flows through tube D into the lower globe, and expels the air, which is forced into the upper globe. The air thus compressed acts on the water and makes it jet out as represented in the figure." — Hallock, 1905

Hero's Fountain

"It consists of a brass dish A and two glass globes B and C. The dish communicates with the lower part…

"A convex mirror is a part of a sphere, or globe, reflecting from the outside." -Comstock 1850

Convex Mirror

"A convex mirror is a part of a sphere, or globe, reflecting from the outside." -Comstock 1850

"This coffee apparatus consists of a glass globe a, an infusing jar b, of glass or porcelain and a bent tube c of block tin or German silver fitted by a cork stopper into the neck of the globe and passing to the bottom of the jar, where it ends in a finely perforated disc. The apparatus also requires a spirit lamp d or other means of communicating a certain amount of heat to the globe. The coffee is infused with boiling water in the jar, and a small quantity of boiling water is also placed in the globe. The tube is then fitted in, and the spirit lamp is lighted under the globe. The steam generated expels the air from the globe, and it bubbles up through the jar. When the bubbles of air cease to appear almost the whole of the air will have been ejected, and on withdrawing the lamp the steam in the globe condenses, creating a vacuum, to fill up which the infused coffee rushes up through the metal tube, being at the same time filtered by the accumulated coffee grounds around the perforated disc." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Napier's Coffee Apparatus

"This coffee apparatus consists of a glass globe a, an infusing jar b, of glass or porcelain and a bent…

A variety of radish, with a round shape.

Scarlet Globe Radish

A variety of radish, with a round shape.

"The Savoy cabbages have wrinkled leaves and have a peculiar flavor that is much liked by most people. They are improved in quality by a slight touch of frost."—Rawson, 1892

Globe Curled Savoy

"The Savoy cabbages have wrinkled leaves and have a peculiar flavor that is much liked by most people.…

"A globe casts its shadow upon the ground; the sun's rays parallel with the picture at an angle of 45° with the horizon." (Britannica, 1891)

Shadows of Curvilinear Objects

"A globe casts its shadow upon the ground; the sun's rays parallel with the picture at an angle of 45°…

Still life arrangement including a globe, telescope, book, right angle, rolled map, and dividers.

Still Life with Globe and Telescope

Still life arrangement including a globe, telescope, book, right angle, rolled map, and dividers.

An example of a Livingston's New Globe tomato.

Livingston's New Globe tomato

An example of a Livingston's New Globe tomato.

A winged doodad.

Winged doodad

A winged doodad.