An interesting 38cm. diameter modern facsimile English library globe, unsigned by either fabricator or original publisher, but with cartography dating the original to around 1845, made up of twelve chromolithographed gores and two paper calottes, the equatorial graduated in degrees and hours, the latitude scale at 30°W of the Greenwich meridian and graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in days of the houses of the Zodiac with sigils, the oceans with an analemma and showing numerous notes and tracks of exploratory voyages, most notably those of Captain Cook, but also with those of Vancouver, Biscoe and others, with notes such as H.M.S. Guardian struck hereabouts, I.s according to the Spaniards 1773 and Wakes Ledge nearly even with water's edge, the Antarctic with only a small portion of coastline labelled Grahams Ld 1832, with other locations labelled but without coastline shown, including Adela Ld Capt Durville Feby 1840, the continents shaded green, yellow and red loosely according to height above sea-level and showing national boundaries in dotted lines, with numerous details including towns, cities, rivers, mountains, lakes, swamps, deserts and the Great Wall of China, with punched brass meridian circle, the hand-coloured reproduction paper horizon graduated in degrees and days, raised on four baluster turned walnut legs to cruciform mahogany base with meridian support and inset compass, on four walnut bun feet
Although there is no trade label to identify the original publisher of these gores (it was obviously obscured prior to reproduction, and the resulting area of the North Pacific remains empty of detail) a certain amount can be gleaned from the cartography. The date of publication must fall between 1840 (the date Captina Durville discovered and named Adela Land in Antarctica) and around 1846, when the island of Van Diemen's Land took the name of Tasmania. Further to this we can be fairly sure that the gores were originally intended for a much smaller sphere - despite the wealth of detail on display, it is clear from the reproduced printing that the gores have been enlarged somewhat. The style is in fact that of a pocket globe, of around 3-inch diameter. Examination of the cartography and typography suggests the 3-inch gores of around 1845 by George Woodward, which could be the source for the globe here offered.
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