Personalized, high quality contemporary Terrestrial Globes created in the traditional, artisan style of the past, one world at the time

A globe is many things: a recorder of travel and exploration; a snapshot of world history at a particular time; a navigational and geographical aid; an ornamental piece of decorative art or a family heirloom for generations to come. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or just wish to commemorate a specific moment in time, perhaps a wedding, birth of a child or retirement, what better way of capturing those special memories than with a personalized, high quality globe.

We have search long and far to find a globe maker who has the skill and uses only the finest materials to produce spheres that are future heirlooms, for generations to come ( no cheap cardboard or plastic globes here) and meets our demand of up-most quality …..

Omniterrum proudly presents: Lander & May

A small, artisan globe making company working from studios in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight (U.K.).

All globes are handmade, using traditional, high quality methods of the great English Globe makers from the 18th and 19th centuries. Spheres of yesteryear made by Malby, Newton and Kirkwood, which are not coincidently some of the most sought after models today, desired by discerning collectors and museums alike. Lander & May continues the classic English tradition of Globe making.

Artisan: – Definition –
Something that is made by hand, by a skilled craftsman, using non-mechanized methods.

All Lander & May globes are handmade, following the age-old traditional method of making a papier mache ball skimmed with plaster for a smooth robust finish, then covered with printed paper globe gores (sometimes color printed, sometimes printed black and white then hand tinted), then sealed and varnished. It is a slow, meticulous process, taking time and care with the result of creating high quality models, future heirlooms for generations to last.
Only using British components for all globes, everything needed has been sourced within the UK. Even the stands are created by skilled, local wood-turners.There is no presence of low quality, plastic mass production!

Showing all 4 results