Loring, Josiah; Boston 1841/1844
A pair Of Table Top Globes
A pair of 12-inch (30.5 cm.) diameter globes, the terrestrial Iorings Terrestrial Globes containing all THE LATE DFISCOVERIES AND GEOGRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS also the tracks of the most celebrated circumnavigators. 136 Washington St. Boston 1844. Made up from 12 hand colored engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, hours and minutes. The eliptic is graduated in days of the month, and houses of the Zodiac with with names and sigils. The oceans with an analemma, the continents with some countries and states colored and showing rivers, cities, towns, and the Great Wall of China among other details. Mounted with an engraved brass meridian circle a mahogany horizon with paper ring, graduated degrees, days of the month and houses of the zodiac, suported on four baluster turned legs united by cross stretchers. The celestial IORINGS CELESTIAL GLOBE Containing all the known Stars Nebulae & c Compiled from the Works of WOLLASTON, FLAMSTED, DE LA CAILLE, HAVELIUS, MAYER, BRADLEY, HERSCHEL, AND MASKELYNE The transactions of the ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. Boston...136 Washington St....1841 Made up from twelve hand colored engraved gores laid to the eliptic poles. The equatorial graduated in degrees, hours, and minutes, the eliptic graduated into days of the month and houses of the Zodiac. The constellations are depicted by mythical beasts and figures, the stars shone to nine orders of magnitude, with nebulae. Mounted with a brass meridian circle, a a mahognay horizon with paper ring, graduated in degrees in both directions, days of the month and houses of the Zodiac with names, sigils, and pictures on a four baluster turned mahogany legs united by cross stretchers.
18½ in. (47 cm.) high
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