Who are the best globemakers in the world?

Globemaking started in Greece, at least 2,000 years ago. From there, after a brief hiatus (if you can call the Dark Ages brief), it spread to Germany, Holland, France, Italy, England, Scotland, America and beyond.

Here’s our guide to the best globemakers in the world.

Britain on a globe

British Globemakers

Britain has a long history of globemaking, especially in the capital cities of England and Scotland: London and Edinburgh. Discover the globemakers who are continuing that tradition today.

  the best globemakers in Britain
America on a globe

American Globemakers

Some of the biggest globemakers in the world today are based in the United States. Take a look at our guide to the most innovative among them.

  the best globemakers in America
Europe on a globe

European Globemakers

Europe has the longest tradition of globemaking of anywhere in the world. Globemakers in Germany and Italy in particular are maintaining the continent’s reputation for leading the world in globemaking.

  the best globemakers in Europe
Canada on a globe

Canadian Globemakers

Canada is not known for its globemaking. It is known for its maple trees: it’s the only country in the world with a leaf on its flag. Find out about the Canadian who’s combining globes with maple wood.

  the best globemakers in Canada

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Image of Britain on a globe (cropped) by Adrian Scottow reproduced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Image of America on a globe (cropped) by Cody Logan reproduced under CC BY-SA 2.0

Image of Europe on a globe (cropped) by Joe Lodge reproduced under CC BY 2.0

Image of Canada on a globe (cropped) by University of Illinois Library reproduced under CC BY 2.0