To build a globe, we had to overcome many hurdles :
Make a planisphere from reliable cartographic sources, then cut it into rectangular strips before "pinching" them to give them a almond shape and thus fit on a sphere.
The choice of paper was also crucial, contemporary papers no longer having the properties of the papers used by the ancient globes manufacturers, they deform much less, tear and leave folds.
For the realization of the sphere I chose to use staff, a composite made of high quality plaster reinforced by a canvas, in order to obtain a robust globe with natural materials.
The globes not quite round, the paper gores that tear, the parallels of the globe that do not meet perfectly... the obstacles to overcome were legions !
Building a globe is an art and the road to mastering all the necessary techniques is long and difficult. It took 24 months, many mistakes and an understanding family before we could proclaim: We’ve made a globe!