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Auction 126, Lot 62

"[12 inch Desk Globe] Joslin's Terrestrial Globe containing all the Late Discoveries and Geographical Improvements also the Tracks of the most celebrated Circumnavigators.", Joslin, Gilman

Subject: Globe

Period: 1890 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 19 inches
30.5 x 48.3 cm
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This is a fine twelve-inch desk globe raised on a heavy Art Nouveau iron base with three legs. The base supports a large horizon wooden ring with large paper ring showing the months and constellations. The horizon ring is held by three arms. The horizon ring in turn holds the solid brass meridian ring in which the globe freely turns. The globe has twelve hand colored gores and stands 19" tall. All states in the United States are delineated in line and with outline and wash coloring. As the title suggests the oceans are filled with the tracks of the famous explorations including Cook, Vancouver, De la Perouse, and more. Floating in the Pacific is the circular title cartouche and a large analemma. Titling is in fancy Victorian lettering. The cartography was derived from Smith's New English Globe, with additions and improvements by Annin & Smith, and revised by G.W. Boynton. Manufactured in Boston by Gilman Joslin. An uncommon globe in very nice condition.


Condition: B+

The globe gores are near fine with none of the typically seen abrasion, chipping and other flaws. There are some water stains and one small area in Siberia repaired with loss, still easily very good. The equatorial paper ring has an area of paper loss and lifting. The base is complete and fine.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/3/2008