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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
PeopleMaker: Pocock, George
Explorer: Cook, James
Publication(s)Globes at Greenwich

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Object details:

Object ID GLB0238
Description Terrestrial inflatable globe. Geographical details on the sphere show the location of the 'Antipodes of London'. There is a note on Cook's death which translates to read: 'Here Capt. n Cook was killed 1779'. Close to S. Helena, there is a note 'Rendered memorable as the place / of Bonaparte's banishment and / decease'. In Australia there is a label with the text 'Boundary line between new Holland & New South Wales'. A total of seven oceans are named. This item is one of the nicest examples of the use of globes in the classroom. It was made by a pupil at Pocock's academy, using the 'sets of gores with outlines' advertised by him as being for educational purposes, see also Pocock GLB0230. The relationship between W Hogsflesh and Walter W Hamblen indicated in the inscriptions on this globe is not clear, though the former name may be a schoolboy alias for the latter. Hot air is used to inflate the globe. 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 1843

Artist/Maker Pocock, George
Place made Bristol, City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bone; cardboard; cotton; paper; printed lithography; wood; manuscript
Measurements Overall: 40 x 160 mm
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