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Auction 109, Lot 68

"[12 inch Low Floor Globe] The New Twelve Inch British Terrestrial Globe, Representing the Accurate Positions of the Principle Known Places of the Earth from the Discoveries of Captain Cook and Subsequent Circumnavigators to the Present Period. 1837", Edkins, S.S.

Subject: Terrestrial Globe

Period: 1837 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 12 inches
30.5 x 30.5 cm

Twelve-inch low floor terrestrial globe with 24 copper engraved and hand colored gores. Full bronze meridian. Raised on a mahogany stand with four support arms and three carved legs. Overall approximately 25" tall. The horizon features a hand colored engraved paper ring showing degrees of amplitude and azimuth, compass directions, days and months of the year, and names of the signs of the zodiac. The globe has a large analemma in the Pacific. The gores are highly detailed. In North America, Britain is shown to control the Pacific Northwest down to the Columbia River and Mexico extends to the 42nd parallel according to the Treaty of 1819. The tracts of Cook's explorations are shown with the year and month for each position.

Generally very good condition for a globe of this period. The globe has the usual light scattered surface wear and abrasions. Muted hand colored with overall pleasant toning. The surface of the globe is in surprisingly good condition. Some raising or cracking at poles, with small amount of loss. Gores with light scattered foxing. Rub mark in areas around equator with no loss, a few small gouges in Pacific, again with little or no loss.


Condition: B

Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000

Sold for: $3,750

Closed on 12/1/2004