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9-inch Wright's New Improved Terrestrial Globe

Auction:
2355
Lot:
416
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2355
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 24, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

9-inch Wright's New Improved Terrestrial Globe, with pasted cartouche and label WRIGHT'S New Improved Terrestrial Globe, on which the Latitudes and Longitudes of Places are Carefully laid down, with all the New Discoveries Made by the late CAPT. COOK and other current NAVIGATORS to the Present Time. W. & S. Jones, No. 30, Lower ... London, made up of twelve engraved gores and Northern Polar hour ring, showing First Meridian, Equatorial divided by individual degrees 0-180-0, labeled Longitude from London East and Longitude from London West, the Ecliptic in Gregorian and Zodiacal calenders, the oceans marked with currents and the tracks of explorers including Cook and Anson, the Pacific marked as the Great South and Mar del Zud, continents and territories lightly shaded, labeled with mountain ranges and hatched and shaded coasts, the African continent divided variously into Barbary, Biledulgerid, Zahara or the Desert, Ethiopia, Monoemugi and Monomo Tapa, Australia labeled New Holland, North American states and territories including New France, Louisiana, Carolina, and New Albion, South America with Mexico labeled New Spain, Wild Brasil and Brasil, in callibrated brass meridian ring and paper-covered horizon ring with red-painted rim, Gregorian calendar and Zodiacal calendar shown as sigils and figures, on four turned mahogany legs with "X" stretcher, ht. 14 in., (structural damaged to both Poles, infill over Java, area of paper loss, staining and area of paper loss to horizon ring).

Note: Gabriel Wright, an apprentice to Benjamin Martin, began working with the globe-maker William Bardin in around 1782. Bardin's globes were often marketed by London instrument dealers W. & S. Jones.
Estimate $2,500-3,000

Keywords

Gabriel Wright, London, Monomo Tapa, South America, Australia, Ethiopia, Mexico, Louisiana, Brazil, Java, William Bardin, Benjamin Martin, Celestial coordinate system, Longitude, Meridian, Navigation, Wright, Zodiac