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Terrestrial miniature globe


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Collection Globes, Astronomical and navigational instruments
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Cook, James
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object details:

Object ID GLB0042
Description Terrestrial miniature globe. Geographical details on the sphere are the same as those of Dudley Adams, GLB0051, but with the addition of 'Ice Sea 1772' in the north polar region and 'English Colonies' in North America. The location of the 'Antipodes to London' are marked and the monsoons in the Indian Sea are recorded. The 'Chinese Wall' is depicted, California is drawn as a peninsula, Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to the Dutch discoveries, and the track of Anson is recorded and labelled. A total of five oceans are named. The stand for this globe is now missing. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
Date made circa 1795

Artist/Maker Adams, Dudley
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials brass; copper plate engraved; hand-coloured; paper; plaster; varnish; papier mache
Measurements Diameter: 95 mm; Diameter of sphere: 76 mm
  • Terrestrial miniature globe (GLB0042)
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