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16-inch Terrestrial Table Globe by Gilman Joslin

Auction:
2502
Lot:
506
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

16-inch Terrestrial Table Globe by Gilman Joslin, Boston, Massachusetts, twelve printed paper gores laid on metal sphere, countries depicted in various colors and the oceans in beige, Analemma Showing the Declination of the Sun placed in the Pacific Ocean, full calibrated brass meridian ring and adjustment screw, bras hour circles at the poles, walnut horizon band marked Manufactured by Gilman Joslin Corrected to Date and Improved Globe, Boston and signs of the zodiac, calendar and equation of time table all in green, salmon, and brown enclosed in a Greek key border, all on a three-legged cast bronze base, ht. 24 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Overall, very nice original condition. Slight losses and discoloration on horizon band, tiny losses on sphere, good old surface on brass and molded edge of horizon band.

Keywords

Massachusetts, metal sphere, Pacific Ocean, Astrology, Astronomy, Brass instrument, Cartography, Celestial coordinate system, Gore, Zodiac