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Terrestrial hand globe


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Collection Globes, Astronomical and navigational instruments
User collections Re┬ĚThink Migration by marre986
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object details:

Object ID GLB0045
Description Terrestrial hand globe. Geographical details on the sphere are the same as those of Fortin GLB0244, and this globe forms a pair with the armillary sphere, Fortin AST0637. Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to the Dutch discoveries. A dotted line marks a hypothetical north east, east and south coast of Australia. There are no tracks but the lands seen by Quiros and Davis are marked. A total of three oceans are named. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
Date made 1770

Artist/Maker Fortin, Jean
Place made Paris, France
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials compressed cardboard; copper plate engraved; gilt; hand-coloured; lacquer; metal; paper; varnish; wood; plaster
Measurements Overall: 117 x 99 mm; Diameter of sphere: 65 mm
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