Dating maps globes

16-Apr-2016 05:41

Do you collect antique or vintage terrestrial globes? 1921-24 - Irish Civil War 1922 - Russia changes to Soviet Union. 1923 - Turkey independent 1924 - Christiana, Norway renamed Oslo 1924 - Leningrad appears1930 - Constantinople becomes Istanbul 1931 - Japan invades Manchuria and renames it Manchukuo In 1931 South Africa became a fully sovereign and self-governing dominion under the British crown. Perhaps you like to see how older world globes show the political boundaries of their times. 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. These dates were compiled from Internet and book sources by Kate Register of Rice, Virginia. of Australia) 1856 - Burton and Speke discover Lake Tanganyika 1857 - John Speke discovers Lake Victoria 1867 - Alaska sold by Russia to US 1868 - Austro-Hungarian Empire established 1869 - Suez Canal complete 1878 - Serbia, Montenegro and Romania independent 1878 - Cyprus became British 1885 - Congo Free State (Congo State); Britain established Bechuanaland Protectorate in what is now Botswana. African states 1902 - Cuba independence 1903 - Panama independence 1905 - End of the Swedish-Norwegian Union (Norway independent); Sakhalin Island divided between Japan and Russia; Alberta and Saskatchewan become provinces in Canada 1907 - Eastern Oklahoma was called Indian Territory until 1907. 1918 - 1940 - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania were independent.

You may find models made in the same era but in different countries not showing exactly the same information on their map.

It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries.

Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet.

Having access to a big archive of old atlases and maps certainly helps a lot and other than that there’s resources online that can help you, such as this one by Replogle, or this rather extensive list on Wikipedia.

Another great way would be to post a question Cartotalk, the cartography forum by NACIS.

You may find models made in the same era but in different countries not showing exactly the same information on their map.

It is fascinating to see how countries and cities have changed their names over the decades, and the results of wars that have moved boundaries.

Some people collect globes because they often show the tracks and routes that explorers took as they learned about our planet.

Having access to a big archive of old atlases and maps certainly helps a lot and other than that there’s resources online that can help you, such as this one by Replogle, or this rather extensive list on Wikipedia.

Another great way would be to post a question Cartotalk, the cartography forum by NACIS.

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