Making position by observation of stars is done at twilight. With partly cloudy skies it can be difficult to find the right stars. This star globe helps with it. In the lid there is a paper label with instructions for use.
The wooden deck box of mahogany is dovetailed. On the front two clasps for locking with a safety device against unforeseen opening. The box contains two pencils.
The globe is in very good condition and mounted in a brass meridian circle. The brass horizon circle carries an azimuth ring with four vertical quadrants and four cursors.
The accompanying paper indicates that this globe has belonged tot the HMS Endurance, pennant number A171, named after Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, which served as the British Antartic ice patrol vessel from 1967 to 1991.
HWD case: 28×26.5×26.5 cm
D globe: 18 cm
Globe signed: STAR GLOBE, Kelvin & Hughes, Epoch 1975
Horizon signed: R/7429/BHS
Condition: complete and very good condition, wear consistent with age and use
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Welcome to the catalogue of Archipel International Maritime Gallery, specialist in nautical antiques and collectables.
Archipel International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects, globes and sea charts of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the University Museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history. The entire Archipel collection can be found at the site Archipel-img.com.