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Smith's 12-inch Terrestrial Globe

Auction:
2314
Lot:
755
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Smith's 12-inch Terrestrial Globe, with cartouche Smith's Terrestrial Globe Containing the Whole of the Latest Discoveries and Geographical Improvements, also the Tracks of the Most Celebrated Circumnavigators. London, C. Smith & Son, 172 Strand, 1843, made up of twelve gores on plaster-covered sphere, with Equatorial graduated in degrees, hours (in Roman numerals) and minutes, Ecliptic by days of the calendar month and the Zodiacal calendar with sigils, Analemma, continents shaded and outlined in green, oceans marked with the tracks of various explorers including Columbus, Vancouver, and Cook's expeditions in 1768 and 1776, the Antarctic Circle with discoveries by Capt. Briscoe in 1832, Balleny in 1839 and D. Urville in 1840, America marked showing Territories, Alaska labelled Russian America, Australia with New Holland and New South Wales labelled, and the African interior largely unlabeled, with engraved brass hour ring and meridian circle, mahogany stand with paper horizon ring showing degrees of Amplitude and Azimuth, the compass directions, Zodiacal calendar and calendar month, and four baluster-turned legs joined by stretcher, ht. 17 in., (surface darkened, some losses, abrasions and dents).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

London, Vancouver, Alaska, Columbus, Antarctic, Russian America, Australia, New South Wales, Astronomy, Babylonian star catalogues, Calendars, Cartography, Celestial mechanics, Globe, Gore, Zodiac