Dating maps globes
Obviously as a professional cartographer with a strong interest in history I know of the major territorial changes (splitting up of the USSR, German reunification, decolonization etc etc), but sometimes I need more tools.The first step to determining a globes age is to know its manufacturer and the time when the manufacturer was in operation.Getting this information down pat will allow you to narrow down your globes age by centuries.Others collect world globes because they are beautiful to look at. 1918 - Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia independence 1919 - Treaty of Versaille; League of Nations formed; flu epidemic. The following dates will help you "date your globe" and determine how old it might be. If yes, globe was made 1946-1961 o Gold Coast became Ghana in 1957. If so, globe was made after 1970 o Is Vietnam shown as one nation (not North & South)? o 1984 - Upper Volta changes name to Burkina Faso o 1991 - Soviet Union dissolves into 15 new countries1817 - New Holland becomes Australia 1819 - Florida ceded by Spain to US 1831-33 - discovery of Endrby's Land in antarctic 1846 - Van Dieman's Land becomes Tasmania (so.