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Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe

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2804M
Lot:
223
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe, c. 1754, twelve printed gores laid down on a plaster and wooden sphere, illustrating the northwest portion of America as Unknown Parts, cartouche reading A New Terrestrial Globe by Nath Hill 1754, fish-skin-covered wood case lined with twelve hand-colored printed gores of the celestial maps, housed in a custom glass and lead case.

Provenance: Collection of Vera Rubin.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

split to fishskin cover, small losses around Poles, lacking one clasp on cover.


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Keywords

Nathaniel Hill, Vera Rubin