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A mid-18th century pocket globe with fish skin case
A mid-18th century pocket globe with fish skin case

JAMES FERGUSEN, LONDON.

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A mid-18th century pocket globe with fish skin case James Fergusen, London. an fine terrestrial pocket globe made up of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in days, the latitude scale at 350W graduated in degrees, the oceans with the track of Anson's going out and Anson's return and trade winds in the Indian Ocean and the Phillipines, the poles, polar circles and tropics labelled, the continents shaded and coloured in outline, with some national boundaries highlighted in the appropriate colour, and other details. With holes for axis pins at the poles, contained in a hinged spherical fishskin case, the interior laid with two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved celestial gores laid to the celestial poles, the equatorial graduated in degrees but unlabelled on the northern half-set of gores, the ecliptic graduated in days of the houses of the Zodiac with sigils, the constellations depicted by mythical beasts and figures, the stars to more than three degrees of magnitude, the rims of the case painted red. 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diameter.
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