The Silk Route Globe

We loved the challenge of creating the one of a kind globe for a customer wanting to highlight the Silk Route. Far from a traditional terrestrial globe showing the whole world – this project took over a year to complete. The whole map was designed according to the customers wishes, from bespoke cartography – to the travel route – to the many detailed illustrations.

The illustrations tell the story of the cultures, items traded, architecture, the spread of religions, and a few fun additions like sea monsters.

The back of the globe features a map of China with overlapping details on the eras at the time of the Silk Route.

The back of the globe features a map with overlapping details on the eras / time periods / dynasties at the time of the Silk Route.

Below is a bespoke cartouche designed for the customer. Removed are the personal details about who commissioned the globe and who the globe was commissioned for. A cartouche is a lovely way to dedicate the work of art and tell a story behind the inspiration of the creation. The customer requested certain flags, animals and details as a theme and our illustrator let her imagination run from there. Initials have also been added as part of the design.

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Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.

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