Terrestrial Globe by Loring – circa 1836

 An exceptional 9 1/2” terrestrial globe showing extensive descriptive detail, and a brass circle meridian.  The globe is mounted on a mahogany stand with paper horizon ring showing Zodiac signs, days and months of the year, and graduated scales of degrees for amplitude and azimuth.  The analemma is titled, “Analemma showing the declination of the sun for every Day in the Year and the Equation of Time.”  and place in the Zodiac for every day in the year  The ecliptic is graduated and marked with signs of the Zodiac.  Several points of nautical exploration are indicated, including, in the south polar region, “ Capt. Weddell reached this point 1823”, Capt. Clerke in the Pacific, and an area near the Sandwich Islands with mention that “Here Capt. Cook was killed 1779.”  America is fully illustrated with the locations of Northwest Indian tribes, such as the Snake, and Black Foot.  Australia indicated as New Holland, with Van Diemen’s Land.  There is no detail for the Antartic, not ever Enderby’s Land, which had been discovered in 1831.  The cartouche reads, “Loring’s nine and half inch terrestrial globe, Boston, Josiah Loring, Drawn and engrave by W.B. Annin.”   The globe is in very fine condition with professional repair overall but most notably in the region of Mongolia and the Arctic.  In sum, this is an important terrestrial globe by an early American maker with interesting detail and mellow tones of ochre trimmed in green, and yielding a display of exceptional quality.

Item 4034....................sold

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