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Auction 102, Lot 71

"Loring's Terrestrial Globe containing all The Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements, also the Tracts of the most celebrated circumnavigators. Compiled from Smith's New English Globe, with additions and improvements by Annin & Smith…1833", Loring, Josiah

Subject: Globe

Period: 1833 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Twelve-inch table globe by the first American globe maker, made only two years after Loring's first globe. 12 copper engraved and hand colored gores and two polar calottes. The calottes are engraved with hours rings in both directions, the equator is graduated in degrees, hours and minutes, the anti-meridian is graduated in degrees while the elliptic is in days of the month and the Zodiac. The tracks of numerous explorers are shown, including Cook, de la Perouse, Vancouver, etc. Good detail of rivers, mountains, deserts and more. The horizon ring is hand colored and features degrees, compass directions, names and symbols for the houses of the Zodiac. Original brass meridian circle and turned holder. The globe is raised on the original mahogany four turned legs with stretcher.


Condition: B

Three areas of small loss that have been repaired without facsimile: in northern China, and in areas of present-day Idaho and Wyoming. Varnish is toned in some areas, clear and bright in others. Horizontal ring appears to have additional varnish coat.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 3/5/2003