Globes were still engraved on copper, or painted by hand, but since 1507, in which year Waldseemuller published a small globe of a diameter of 110 mm., covered with printed segments or gores, this cheap and expeditious method has come into general use.
Waldseemuller constructed his gores graphically, A.
Island-, covered with printed gores were produced by L.
Finally the globe is covered with the paper gores upon which the map is drawn.
Generally from to 24 gores and two small segments for the polar regions printed on vellum paper are used for each globe.