Rare English Terrestrial Globe by Charles Smith, 1807 For Sale
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Rare English Terrestrial Globe by Charles Smith, 1807

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The new 12 inch British terrestrial globe representing the accurate positions of the principal known places of the earth from the discoveries of Captain Cook and subsequent circumnavigators to the present period 1802 with Additions to 1807 with applied maker's label Chas. Smith 172 Strand London the globe made up of twelve colored engraved gores and two polar calottes, graduated equator and ecliptic, the oceans with an analemma and showing the tracks of numerous exploratory expeditions; supported in engraved brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring laid on wood, supported on four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers.

Details

  • Creator
    Charles Smith & Son (Maker)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1807
  • Period
    Early 18th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    good condition with age related wear and beautiful craquelure to the finish. turns freely and has some older touch ups
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 15 in. x D 15 in.H 45.72 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 38.1 cm
  • Seller Location
    Kilmarnock, VA
  • Reference Number
    LU883018319432
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