Dating maps globes
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.
The three globes shown here were produced by James Wilson, America's first commercial globe maker.
Born in New Hampshire in 1763, he spent much of his adult life as a farmer and blacksmith in nearby Vermont.
1981 - Belize gains independence from United Kingdom/Guatemala.
Our most frequently consulted items are the large-scale plans, which began to be published in the mid-19th century as the 25 and 6 inches to the mile County Series (c.00 and ,560), and town plans at larger scales. All pre-World War II 00 editions are now available on microfiche. For a comprehensive guide go to: Since World War II, the modern equivalent of county series mapping has been the National Grid series at scales of ,560/,000 for rural and moorland areas, 1:2,500 and 50 for urban areas (c.6 inches to 1 mile, c.25 inches to 1 mile and c.50 inches to 1 mile).
Kosovo may also gain independence from Serbia in the future.
The whites demanded independence from Southern Rhodesia (Rhodesia from 1964).1964 - Malawi and Zambia independent from UK; Zambia was Northern Rhodesia. Guyana independent 1967 - French Somaliland changes to Afars & Issas (Fr.) 1968 - Equatorial Guinea independence.
1963 the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolves. Singapore independence 1966 - Botswana, Gambia, and Lesotho independent. Bangladesh independence 1972 - Ceylon changes to Sri Lanka 1973 - Bahamas independence 1974 - Guinea-Bissau independence. 1975 - Angola (formally Portuguese West Africa) and Mozambique independent.