James Ferguson was born #onthisday in history 25th April 1710 A.D. James was a Scottish astronomer, globe and Instrument maker.

Ferguson’s globes, which were inspired by the early 18th century globes of John Senex. Senex also sold James Ferguson the copper plates for his globe gores, but was not copper plates at the time used for Senex Globe.

Ferguson decided to designed his own pocket globe and designed many different editions.