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Nathaniel Hill 2 1/2-inch Pocket Globe

Auction: Fine Wines - 2809T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 28, 2015 10:00AM


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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Nathaniel Hill, Vera Rubin