I like everything about the Charles Copley globe, published in 1852. The style of the time period is good, the colors and detail are good, the land boundary shading is good, everything is good.
The curious thing about the images below, taken from the 1-World Globes web site, is the origin of their globe. I do not know if this is an original globe (probably not judging by the comments and price at $8,500) or if this is a reproduction from Greaves and Thomas, or if it is a globe from some other manufacturer. The copyright for the original work expired long ago, so anyone is free to use it. I would prefer to think it is a Greaves and Thomas Globe, but is really doesn’t matter because at this point, I am just collecting cartography examples.
Interesting. I just noticed something. This globe exhibits the exact problem I am trying to solve. Notice the top image. Do you see the text “GULF OF MEXICO”? The words are split across 2 gores. They are not even. The curve that the words follow is not even from one gore to the next. This is exactly what I am trying to figure out how to avoid.