23. The Celestial Globe

23. William Bardin, 1785
The Celestial Globe
Smith Collection: SM-1785-9

William Bardin and his son, Thomas, are considered the two most prolific globemakers in London during the end of the eighteenth century.

London was one of the busiest centers for globe production during the Enlightenment, and the Bardin family were some of the best in all of Europe. This globe was made to accompany The Geographical Magazine, an educational compilation of the latest geography for the general public.