London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
A 5-inch manuscript terrestrial globe
unsigned and without cartouche, made up of twelve manuscript gores mounted on a metal sphere, graduated equatorial numbered by 10°, ecliptic shown but no tropics or polar circles, graduated meridian through the Canary Islands numbered by 10°, labelled continents coloured and with additionally coloured coastlines, Tasmania shown as an island, New Zealand given but no Antarctic lands, on a wooden stand with four turned legs united with cross-stretchers, the horizon ring wrapped in paper marked with scales for degrees (twice), Zodiacal calendar, calendar and compass-points, all in manuscript.
8in. (20.5m.) high
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