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Tellurium

GLB0150
Globes

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Collection Globes, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Charts and maps, Globes and globe gores
User collections Longitude punk'd by hfinch-boyer
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleExplorer: Dampier, William
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object details:

Object ID GLB0150
Description Tellurium. Geographical details on the sphere include loxodromes for 32 compass points. California is still an island and the extension of north-west America is labelled 'TERRA INCOGNITA / sive / TERRA ESONIS'. In Central Asia the Caspian Sea and Lake Aral are depicted. Australia is drawn according to the Dutch discoveries and the discoveries of William Dampier are recorded. A total of nine oceans are named. The tellurium is dated 1805. The representation of the Caspian Sea and Lake Aral follows the map published in 1730 or 1739 by Johannes Matthias Hasius. For full details about the cartography and construction of this tellurium please refer to the related publication.
Date made 1745

Artist/Maker Valk, Gerard
Valk, Leonard
Place made Amsterdam, Netherlands, Low Countries
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials brass; copper plate engraved; hand-coloured; ink; plaster; varnish; papier mache
Measurements Diameter of sphere: 155 mm;Overall: 385 mm x 373 mm x 334 mm x 5.7 kg
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  • Tellurium (GLB0150)
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