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Terrestrial inflatable globe


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Collection Globes, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Charts and maps, Globes and globe gores
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleExplorer: Columbus, Christopher
Explorer: Hudson, Henry
Explorer: Ross, James Clark
Explorer: Vancouver, George
Maker: Pocock, George
Explorer: Cabot, John
Explorer: Nuyts, Peter
Explorer: Cook, James
Explorer: Davies, John
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object ID GLB0230
Description Terrestrial inflatable globe. Geographical details on the sphere show a comment, close to S. Helena which reads: 'Rendered memorable as being the place / of Bonaparte's banishment / and decease'. There is another comment in Australia. In 'NEW ZEALAND' there is a note, 'Discovered by Capt Cook 1770'. There is a note on Cook's death and Cook's most southern point is indicated, and there is a reference to the mutiny on the Bounty. There are nine notes on discoveries and explorations, for instance in Venezuela 'Porto Bello Discovered by Columbus, together with a great part of this Continent'. Six settlements are indicated. There are two notes on navigation. The tracks of voyages by seven explorers are recorded with dates, including those of Cook, de la Perouse and Vancouver. A total of seven oceans are named. This is the only globe to show Cabot's voyage and discoveries; it also shows Columbus. The globe by Pocock was used as the model for Cella GLB0203 of 1831. Desmadryl in Paris also made balloon globes, circa 1833. The overall measurement is for the globe when it is collapsed inside its box. For full details about the cartography and construction of this globe please refer to the related publication.
Date made 1830

Artist/Maker Pocock, George
Place made Bristol, City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bone; cardboard; fabric; ink; printed lithography; wood; paper
Measurements Overall: 120 x 290 mm
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