The word globe comes from Latin, “globus”, meaning sphere. A globe is a spheric model of the earth.
The first time we hear of the globe comes from a greek geographer and historian named Strabone. The most Antique one is the Erdapfel (terrestrial Apple) constructed by Martin Behaim in 1492.
There are different types of globes representing the different characteristics of the planet earth – be it topographic, political or socio-economic.