Nicolas Lane, London, 1776
Diameter: 7 cm
Total height: 8 cm.
Condition: There is a small professional repair in central Asia as well as a very small repair in central Africa, all clearly shown in the images. The fishskin case and gores are in very good original condition but the case no longer fully closes and so there is a small gap. The globe is in good condition and is very clear and easy to read.
beautiful antique, terrestrial pocket globe, is made up of twelve
copper-plate, engraved paper gores. The equator is graduated in degrees
as is the anti-meridian. the meridian of London is ungraduated. The
ecliptic graduated in days of the houses of the zodiac, with sigils. The
oceans with arrows for monsoons off the west coast of India. The
explorer Anson's tracks ('Ansons going out' and 'Ansons return')
showing. Also captain Cook's track showing. The Arctic and Antarctic
oceans labelled 'frozen ocean'. The Atlantic beneath the bulge of Africa
labelled 'the Ethiopic ocean'. The continents handcoloured in various
colours, with national boundaries shown in dotted outline, showing
rivers and deserts but no towns or cities. China with the Chinese wall
and labelled 'Empire of China'. South Africa labelled 'country of the
Hottentots' and Caffres. Columbia labelled 'Terra Firma'. California
shown as a peninsula. much of Northern America with little detail and no
northern coastline. Australia labelled 'New Holland' and joined to
Tasmania which is labelled 'Dimens land'
The copperplates of the celestial gores made in 1731 by Richard Cushee were used unrevised to produce the celestial interior of the pocket.
Later editions of this globe show the Sandwich Islands were James Cook was killed in 1779.
Cartouche: A New Globe of the Earth by N. Lane, 1776, Proctor fc