Terrestrial Globe

Collection Type

  • Maps and atlases

Date

1838

GUSN

GUSN-2707

Description

Terrestrial globe ona mahogany tripod stand. The spinning globe has a green cast on the frame with astrological signs. It rests in a carved/turned mahogany pedestal with three scrolled and splayed feet, on casters.

Details

Descriptive Terms

terrestrial globes
iron (metal)
mahogany (wood)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
varnishing
Mahogany
Unidentified Paper
Iron
Varnished
Transfer Printed
GLOBE

Inscription

Printed on the globe is: ""Loring's/TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ containing all/ THE LATEST DISCOVERIES/and/ Geographical Improvements/ also the trades of/the most celebrated circumnavigators/Compiled from Smith's new English Globe, with/ additions and improvements by Annin and Smith/BOSTON/ Josiah Loring. 136 Washington St. 1838.""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Loring, Josiah (Maker)

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

36 x 16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.932

Places

Massachusetts (United States)