Globe

Collection Type

  • Maps and atlases

Date

1840

GUSN

GUSN-12721

Description

Plater celestial globe sits on a tripod base with ring-turned legs with three vase-turned stretchers. Brass ring surrounds the circumference vertically. The legs enclose the horizontal circumference.

Details

Descriptive Terms

globes (cartographic spheres)
brass (alloy)
oak (wood)
plaster
turning (shaping process)
maps
numerals
zodiac symbols
Plaster
Oak
Brass
Turned
Zodiac
Numbers
Map
GLOBE

Inscription

Minutes are inscribed on the brass ring. The horizontal circumference gives the minutes, zodiac and months.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

10.438 (H), 9.375 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1825

Places

Massachusetts (United States)