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Terrestrial globe with engraved hand-colored gores,oceans are colored green. The routes of Captain Cook's second and third voyages, and the place where he was killed in Hawaii in 1779 are indicated, as is the route taken by "Clark [sic.] & Gore" (Captains Charles Clerke and John Gore) who completed the third voyage after Cook's death. California is shown as a peninsula. The Antarctic region is shown without cartography, except for three spots labeled either "Ice" or "Isles of Ice." British globe maker John Newton, began making globes in the late 18th Century. The heyday of the pocket globe was Georgian period England, from the early 18th century to about 1840, where they were mainly made as novelty items for English aristocrats interested in geography and astronomy.

The globe is contained with-in a black shagreen hinged case with closures of two small brass clips. The shagreen case is lined with papier mache and there is a celestial globe , also coloured, lining the papier mache interior.

A little wear to the terrestrial globe, the celestial globe and the shagreen case are in good condition. 

About 1830.




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