2052
2052
Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe, London, 1808
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT
2052
Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe, London, 1808
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe, London, 1808
Terrestial globe (diameter approx. 9 in.). Wood covered in handcolored engraved map, metal arm and pole, mounted on wooden base. Celestial globe consisting of two papier-mâché spheres joined with brass hinge and secured with two brass clasps, interior lined with handcolored engraved celestial maps, exterior covered with pebble-grain paper; edges of exterior with some chipping.
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Catalogue Note

A fine pocket globe, with the location of the "Antipodes to London" marked, and the monsoons in the Indian Sea recorded. The "Chinese Wall" is depicted, and California is drawn as a peninsula. Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to the Dutch discoveries. The track of the Anson is recorded and labelled "Ansons going out and Ansons return." A total of five oceans are named.

Of the astronomical details on the inside of the case, stars are represented by different symbols, but a magnitude table is absent. The Milky Way is labelled. A total of six stars and two star groups are named, and the 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. Four of the southern constellations are drawn as well as those of Plancius and all those of Hevelius.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York