THE ALBION 360 COLLECTION Colour Ranges for the 36cm (14 inch), 50cm (20 inch), 65cm (26 inch) and 80cm (31.5 inch) diameter globes
The Albion Desktop Globe is made in a variety of sizes to fit your desktop, shelf or table. Any colour of globe can be paired with any base. Every base features an innovative roller bearing system, permitting 360 degree movement in any direction by hand. This style of globe and base is available in 22cm (9 inch), 36cm (14 inch), 50cm (20 inch), 65cm (26 inch), 80cm (31.5 inch) and 127cm (50 inch) diameter. Bellerby & Co’s team of cartographers and artists will work with you one on one to design your bespoke globe. Because each globe is made to order, the map will always be up to date to the time of making. Globes were always traditionally commissioned as a pair. We also offer a Celestial globe which features beautiful hand drawn representations of our heavenly bodies illustrated in exquisite detail. 88 hand painted constellations adorn our unique globe forming the perfect complement, and customary partner, to its terrestrial brother. We also have a Moon globe and undertake one-off commissions of all kinds. In this document you will see a wide range of the suggested colour options for the land and sea. Each hand painted globe is paired with a hand turned and hand finished wood or metal base. We offer a range of woods and finishes - as well as an options in solid Aluminium, Brass, Copper and Bronze. The Albion Desk Globes have a matte finish with a resin seal which enables you to to safely touch and spin your globe. Your globe can be personalised in many ways. Please see the final pages of this document for inspiration and a further explanation. We will work with you through a design and approval process to create your own one of a kind globe.
Photograph thanks to Paul Marc Mitchell
Prussian Blue Ocean Shaded
Albion Base in Walnut
Glacial Blue Land Shaded
Albion Base in London Plane, 50cm Size
Regency Blue Land Shaded Albion Base in Walnut
Pacific Ocean Cassini Land Shading Albion Base in Ash
Get in touch to discuss variations on this popular colouring
Mint Green Ocean Cassini Land Shading Albion Base in Walnut
Glacial Blue Ocean Cassini Land Shading Albion base in Walnut
Parchment Ocean Cassini Land Shading
Base in slimmer style - London Plane Wood
Cool Blue Ocean Ocean Shaded Albion Base in Walnut
Reed Green Ocean Ocean Shaded Albion Base in Walnut
Turquoise Ocean Ocean Shaded
Albion Base in London Plane in a medium stain, also available in a darker finish
Aquamarine Ocean Land Shaded
Albion Base in Walnut, globe sizing is 50cm diameter
Cobalt Blue Ocean Ocean Shaded
Albion Base in Special Edition Bubinga Exotic woods are subject to availability and may be priced higher
Cobalt Blue Ocean Land Shaded
Albion Base in London Plane Wood
Sea Green Ocean Ocean Shaded Copper Maharam Base
Mint Green Ocean Land Shaded Albion Base in London Plane
Gagarin Land Shaded Slimmer base in Ebonised Oak
Prussian Blue Ocean Gagarin Land Shaded
Globe shown is 22cm diameter with a Walnut Standard base
Ochre Ocean Land Shaded
Albion Base in Walnut, with added personalisation
Champagne Ocean Magellan Land Shaded Albion base in Walnut
The globe pictured has examples of added travel routes
Albion Base in Walnut
Available in 22cm and 36cm sizing in a variety of colour options.
Charcoal Grey Ocean Options of Land Shaded and Ocean Shaded Albion Base in Aluminium, 22cm compared to a 50cm in two options of shading
50cm Albion, Land Shaded
22cm Mini, Ocean Shaded Luminom base
Each wood base is hand-turned solid wood which can be finished to your specifications. The Albion bases can be with metal feet or invisible rubber feet ( recommended ).
Glacial Blue Ocean Land Shading Base is London Plane Wood Finish on the wood is Dark Plane (standard)
Prussian Blue Ocean Ocean Shaded Base is Oak Wood Finish on the wood is a Medium Stain (standard)
Celestial Base is Walnut Wood Finish on the wood is a Natural Walnut ( standard )
Low Profile Albion Bases Made to order, with a thinner silhouette. Available in Oak, London Plane, and Walnut in a variety of finishes.
Blue Cassini with Albion in Walnut, for comparison Gagarin with Low Profile Albion in Ebonised Oak
Alternative Rotational Bases Please enquire for pricing and availability.
Cobalt Blue with Wilkinson Base in Walnut
Prussian Blue with Maharam Base (Solid Brushed Brass)
Sea Green with Maharam Base in Copper (Solid Polished Copper)
Wood & Metal Finishes
Albion bases can be made with metal feet or ‘invisible’ rubber feet. We highly recommend the bases without the metal feet. This ensures your base sits nicely on all surfaces and reduces the amount of noise when the globe is spun. The rubber feet will be used as standard if you do not have a preference. Pictured is the 36cm Albion in Aluminium. Please enquire for pricing and availability.
Charcoal Grey with base in Aluminium (Solid Polished Aluminium)
Sea Green with base in Aluminium (Solid Brushed Aluminium)
We offer 60 characters with all 36cm and 50cm Albion Desk Globes Included with your commission is an engraving. The base holds up to around 60 characters on a circular disc that sits within in the base. You see the engraving when you lift the globe from the base, it is the perfect space for names, dates or a short quote. The wording will be centred on the disc and spaced to fit. Please provide your engraving exactly as you’d like it, with or without quotation marks, and including the punctuation as you would like it to appear.
Current Political & Demographic Information
There is an option to have lists in the oceans of your globe. These lists correspond to the time your globe was made and will not be on ( be OFF ) as standard unless requested on. The lists we offer : World Leaders / Heads of State (Shown here Current EU Members United Nations Security Council Members Most Practiced Religions (Shown here) Most Used Languages (Shown here) Continent Area and Population Most Populous Cities You can also request to replace the lists with wording of your own; a poem, quote or your favourite world facts. If you would like to add your own lists to the globe, please send them through via email exactly as you would like them to appear.
Personalisation Cartography Edits
20 text based edits to your map are included in the commission of your globe. Cartography edits can include adding a special town or place that might not otherwise be on the map - or highlighting special places in a differing colour so they stand out as special. You are welcome to more text based edits and will be quoted for this additional design time. Customers may also request changes to the city and capital markers. Cities are as standard a light grey circle. Capitals are as standard marked with a red box marker. Customers often wish to change capitals to a blue marker and highlight special places in a claret or bright red colour to stand out. We recommend using warm colours like orange, any shade of red, purple or maroon to highlight places. Cold colours like blues and greens are very subtle against most ocean and land colours. The decision to add text edits to your commission can be made after you place your order, and we provide mock-ups for approval ahead of making your globe. The decision to add text edits to your commission can be made after you place your order, and we provide mock-ups for approval ahead of making your globe.
We offer bespoke illustrations which are hand-drawn and hand-painted. Along with other bespoke requests like travel routes, this design work will be quoted on top of the price of the globe. The decision to add further detail to your commission can be made after you place your order, and we provide mock-ups for approval on placement, sizing and style before your globe is made. Illustrations are hand drawn and hand painted in colour unless requested in sepia tones or black and white. For illustrations you are welcome to send references for us to draw and paint from (your dog, your house ..) or just give written descriptions by email. Please include as much detail as possible, for example if you are requesting a full wine glass - please mention the colour and if you are requesting a person - specify the hair colour and any other features.
Upside down or right-side up? The cartography has been turned around on this globe, perfect for customers in Australia, New Zealand, the lower regions of South America and South Africa among other places! Pictured with a Cobalt Ocean and Ocean-Shading. Australia has been shaded on land in pink, this was by request on this bespoke commission. The base is in Walnut and is called the Wilkinson.
A recently completed contemporary base in Stainless Steel the globe is 80cm (31.5 inches) in diameter and the colour is Glacial Blue with a matte finish. The base can also be made in Aluminium or Brass in a variety of finishes. This globe has been custom made to be fitted to a yacht and be safe at sea. It has added personalisation like hand drawn and hand painted illustrations that are bespoke to this globe.
Any colour globe can be paired with any style of base. We undertake commissions and bespoke work of all kinds. Each globe is made bespoke to order and we ship worldwide.
For those who like the less traditional. The Whittaker. A 36cm, 50cm or 65cm diameter globe sits on ball bearings so it can be spun 360 degrees in a fluid motion by hand and lifted directly from its base. This modern and playful base is forged from a solid piece of Aluminium and can have a brushed or aeronautical polish. Colours pictured are : Blue Cassini (36cm globe), Blue Cassini (50cm globe), Gagarin (36cm globe)
22cm, 36cm and 50cm Albion Desktop Globes ship in a bespoke Flight Case ensuring safe arrival. Perfect for gift giving they can also be used to safely store and move your globe.
A 65cm diameter Glacial Blue Cassini globe on Walnut Albion base sits beside Rachel who is holding a 22cm Mini Desk Globe in Mint Green.
Clockwise from left : Champagne Ocean with Cassini Land Shading, Glacial Blue Ocean with Cassini Land Shading, Gagarin Colouring, Mint Green ocean with Land Shading.
36cm and 23cm globes, both in Prussian Blue
50cm 50cm Albion Brisbane II
50cm Brisbane II
80cm Brisbane II
65cm Brisbane II
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