Description: The terrestrial globe surmounted by brass hour disc at the North Pole, in full graduated brass meridian, the horizon with hand-colored calendar and zodiac. It is supported by four mahogany quadrants joined to the horizon by pairs of quarter-round brackets; raised on a mahogany tripod stand with central turned standard, the splayed legs joined by compass stretcher with glazed round wooden compass case enclosing a paper compass card and magnetized metal needle.
North American cartography includes Native American tribal areas, especially west of the Mississippi River, where there are few towns. Wisconsin is labeled Northwest Territory, the Midwest is Missouri Territory, and the area between the Pacific Coast and the Rockies is virtually void of cartographic information. Likewise, compared to Europe and Asia, the interior regions of Africa, South America and Australia are also largely uncharted, with all of central Africa near the Equator labeled Ethiopia. Shipping routes and the voyages of Cook and other explorers are marked in the oceans; London: c. 1858
Location of Origin: England
Dimensions: 45 inches high, 24 inches diameter
Secondary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : Interest Type
Expertise: Condition: Generally very good with the usual expected light scattered surface wear, staining, soiling, fading, toning, and abrasions, all professionally restored. Paper on horizon band with some irregular wear, unobtrusive. Overall has a rich golden antique tone, and is clear and readable. Stand very good with the usual wear and shrinkage.