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(There's also a picture of Tobias Mayer behind the Moon globe, but you can't see much of it in the photo.)
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As far as starting your own collection, Bill, I'd say that depends on a lot of things. If you want modern globes, they are easy to acquire -- Stellanova, Mova, and Trippensee planetariums are all available online. Moon globes are everywhere on eBay.
If instead, or in addition, you want to assemble original "antique" globes, that requires finding local artists willing an able to do the work and supplying them with maps from which to work with. Not so easy and very time consuming.
And if you want reproduction Mars globes like the 1905 Lowell and 1877 Niesten globes, that is a matter of pure luck. I've searched for antique Mars globes on eBay for probably 15 years, and these two popped up only within the last year.
So, it's taken a long time and a lot of luck getting to where I am now. But don't let that keep you from starting your own collection. The enjoyment is in the hunt as much as anything. That's why we collect.
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The two smaller globes were made with two moon globes I also had on hand (and had no further use for). Happily, the lines on the globe and the printouts also matched up perfectly.
The easy part is getting together everything you need -- the globes, the sticky vinyl paper (found online), and the maps printed out in the correct size. The hard part is getting the petal maps onto the globes. They are more likely to stick to each other or to you unless you use extreme care.
I hope you give it a try, Carol. Believe me, if I can make it work, anyone can. And I bet most people could do a better job.