Prehistoric Globes - Illustrations showing the Earth during the Carboniferous, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods

Prehistoric Globes

Illustrations showing the Earth during the Carboniferous, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

A closer look at a section of the globe showing the Earth during the Carboniferous period.

A closer look at a section of the globe showing the Earth during the Carboniferous period.

An enlarged view of a section of the globe showing the Earth as it might have looked during the Triassic period.

An enlarged view of a section of the globe showing the Earth as it might have looked during the Triassic period.

Prehistoric Globes

Client: Dorling Kindersley

These globes are impressions of how the Earth might have appeared during the Carboniferous, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Contemporary terrain data and satellite images have been reworked and incorporated in to these models to create an Earth-like appearance.

These graphics were produced for a children's reference book relating to the prehistoric world.

Data from the following source was used in the compilation of these globes: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory.

An illustation showing an impression of the Earth at the time of the last ice age (the last glacial maximum).

Another illustration from the same series. An impression of the Earth at the time of the last ice age (the last glacial maximum).

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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