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Improved 16-inch Terrestrial Floor Globe by Gilman Joslin

Auction:
2314
Lot:
756
Sold for:
$3,290$2,800

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

Description:

Improved 16-inch Terrestrial Floor Globe by Gilman Joslin, Boston, made up of twelve gores with countries and individual territories shaded in blue, green and pink, some outlined in red, extensively labeled with the names of towns, cities, rivers and mountain ranges, Dacotah shown as one territory, Alaska marked, and the Atlantic cable represented by an unbroken line from Ireland and Newfoundland, the Equatorial divided by minutes, hours and degrees, the Ecliptic by calendar months and the Zodiacal houses in sigils, with Analemma, calibrated brass hour ring, meridian circle and paper horizon ring showing the Gregorian and Zodiacal calendars, keys and explanations, on ebonized Aesthetic Movement stand with painted gilt and blue decoration to the splayed tripod legs, ht. 42 in., (cracks in Equatorial, losses - including name and maker - from the horizon band).

Note: First published by Brooklyn cartographer Charles Copley in 1852, his extremely detailed pair of 16-inch terrestrial and celestial globes was not an immediate commercial success. The Copley globes were subsequently re-published by Gilman Joslin of Boston from 1870 until the 1890s. An example of Joslin's 16-inch table globe was sold at Skinner in Mechanical Music, Science & Technology, 4 May 2005, lot 1552.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Alaska, Newfoundland, Aesthetic Movement, Charles Copley, Brooklyn cartographer , Mechanical Music, Armillary sphere, Cartography, Copley, Globe, Gore, Zodiac