J NEWTON POCKET GLOBE 1783

J NEWTON POCKET GLOBE 1783

£5150

J NEWTON POCKET GLOBE

Dimensions

7 CM

Circa

1783

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Globes & Orreries

Description

 

Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe. Geographical details on the terrestrial sphere show trade winds and monsoons indicated by arrows. The Dampier Strait is labelled. Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to Cook’s discoveries. The tracks of Anson’s voyage and Cook are shown. A total of eight oceans are named. Astronomical details on the inside of the case show a geocentric projection. Stars are represented by different symbols, but a magnitude table is lacking. The Milky Way is labelled. The 48 Ptolemaic constellations and four of the non-Ptolemaic constellations are drawn. There are four of the southern constellations as well as those of Plancius and all those of Hevelius. 

 

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