ENGLISH MINIATURE GLOBE SIGNED N. LANE 1776
Lane. New Globe of the Earth 2.75 inch orb with rather detailed surface
dated 1776. Oceans finished in buff with strong equator, ecliptic and tropics of
Cancer and Capricorn. As it also shows "Owhyhee Here C. Cook was Kill'd" one can
assume it to be after 1779. Shows the track of Cook's voyage as well as Anson's
tracks. Prime meridian still passes through the Canary Islands. Copper engraved
gores over turned wood. In domed turned walnut desk case. Probably the same
gores as Dekker (Greenwich) GLB0028. The gores signed "Prockter fc." Steel pins
at both poles. Orb has had some recent professional restoration. N. Lane is
known to have purchased and reused older gore plates some of which were used in
the Nineteenth Century. This specimen is period and quite charming. N. Lane.
London. 1776 title date but after 1779. Literature: Van der Krogt, P. (Old
Globes); Dekker (Greenwich); Arkway, Cohen & Taliaferro, Cat. 64.
18TH CENTURY ENGLISH
also as Minshall. untitled. [3 inch terrestrial globe in round
fitted paper mache case.] Published in London. Engraved paper
gores engraved by James Mynde, over solid wood sphere. Oceans
finished in pea green with ecliptic, equinoctial colure, tropics
of cancer and capricorn, and Cook's and Anson's circumnavigations.
Fitted without me-ridian into a fitted paper mache case covered
with black cloth and lined with celestial zodiac charts.
Simplified surface yet accurate. Very nice condition. c1785. Case
warped and loose at hinge needing repair. Surface of globe fine
with only a couple small rubbed spots.
ANTIQUE 2.75 INCH MINIATURE GLOBE BY MINSHULLS - SOLD
[miniature terrestrial globe]. London. c1800. Engraved
paper gores over solid wood sphere. Oceans finished in pea green
with ecliptic, equinoctial colure, tropics of cancer and
Capricorn, and Cook's and Anson's circumnavigations. Fitted
without meridian into a turned black walnut conforming stand
with domed cover. Simplified surface yet accurate. Unusual
nomenclature: South Atlantic called The Ethiopic Ocean,
Antarctic Ocean called Frozen Ocean, Indian Ocean called the
Eastern Ocean, South Pacific called The Great South Sea. Isle of
Sky only name in Scotland. Terra Firma shown in Columbia in
South America. In Africa, Negroland shown south of Desert of
Zara, South Africa called Country of the Hotentots. Northern
India called Moguls Empire with Ava, Pegn, Siam and Malacca,
Sumatra and Java down the S.E. Asian peninsula and islands.
Australia called New Holland; Basses Str(ait) shown separating
Dimens L(an)d after 1798 when Bass and Flinders circumnavigated
Tasmania (Dimens Land) proving it an island., An early example
of this discovery . Hawaii called Sandwich Islands with note
where Capt. Cook was killed in 1779. Another Sandwich Land
appears near current Falkland Islands. Northwest United States
called New Albion. Alaska named off the lower peninsula of that
area. Stony rather than Rocky Mountains. Louisiana, Georgia and
Florida take up all but Mexican Gulf coast. G(ulf) of Florida
off east coast of peninsula. .N(ew) England, N. Jersey,
Maryland, Virginia and Carolina named on Atlantic seaboard. In
Asia Gr. Tartary and Independent Tartary are divided. China is
an empire with its Wall shown. Caroline Islands called New
Phillipine Isles. 7cm/ 2.75 inch orb diameter. Splendid example
of a Lane globe with Minshulls label pasted over 'Lane's
Improved Globe London (circa 1800?)'.
SPLENDID 1840'S BOXED MINIATURE GLOBE WITH TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC
German. C. Abel - Klinger editeurs.
La Terre d'apres le plus nouvelles d'ecouvertes... C. Abel - Klinger. Nuremberg.
c1840. 2.25" ivory sphere over which is fitted twelve copper engraved, fully hand-colored gores. Aged shellac lends a fine patina without affecting clarity of detail. Oceans finished in olive green with ecliptic, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and equinoctial colure. The tiny orb lies in a round pasteboard box with cover (3.5" diam.) covered in brown sheepskin. Made in Germany by a noted Nuremberg firm for the French market. Inside box orb fits by two polar pins into a colored horizon ring. Among places depicted and named are: "Australie ou Nouvelle Hollande", "Isles de Sandwich", "Thibet," "Mongolie".
The Great Wall of China is shown but not named. Splendid specimen of a scarce
and fragile boxed globe. The condition of both box and globe are superb. Texas
is shown in North America as a republic.
RARE, FINE TINY GLOBE IN WOODEN DISPLAY BOX ca1840 WITH TEXAS NAMED AS INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC
German. Klinger, Johann Georg (1764-1806).
The Earth published by J.G. Klinger in Nuremberg. J.G. Klinger. Nuremberg.
c1840. 1 5/8 inch diameter orb with polar pins fitting into groves in a horizon ring like field laid within a fitted pine box. Box lid has colored lithograph label with view of three children in an interior studying geography. Simplified surface shows Persia, Hindostan, Thibet
[sic]. Pacific Ocean called "Great Pacific Ocean" and Australia
consists of New Holland and most of the South Pacific Islands.
East coast of New Holland shows New South Wales. North America has
"United States" with Oregon and Texas, British Possessions, Alaska
and Mexico. South Africa shows Cape of Good Hope. Klinger was an
artist-painter, engraver and globe maker. Not a toy but an
educational tool made for the British market. Although Klinger
died in 1806 the firm continued on well into the 19th century.
Some slight rubbing with minor loss in arctic region. Highly
ephemeral in overall excellent condition.
c1840 WITH TEXAS AS INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC
Buehler, J. A. Die Erde nach dem neuesten Endekungen. ... Gez. u. gest.
v. J.A. Buehler Verlag von J.G. Klinger's Kunsthandlung. Nuremberg. c1840. 4
inch diameter orb with polar pins fitting into groves in fitted wooden box
without the meridian scale built in. Box covered with brown feather-like marble
paper.Every edge decorated with ornately designed die-cut gilt foil. Surface
designations in German showing Iran as well as Persien, Hindostan, Tuebet [sic].
Pacific Ocean called "Grosser Ocean" and Australia consists of Neu Holland and
most of the South Pacific Islands. East coast of Neu Holland shows Neu Sud
Wales. North America has "Vereinigte Staaten" with Oregon. Texas in bold letters
as a separate republic. British Possessions, Alaska and Mexico, plus West Indies
called "West Indien". South Africa shows Hottentotia and Capland. Not a toy but
an educational tool of some meticulousness. Klinger was an artist-painter,
engraver and globe maker. Although Klinger died in 1806 the firm continued on
well into the 19th century. Some shellac darkening and box scuffs but in overall
very good condition.
DELIGHTFUL MINIATURE STUDENT GLOBE IN ORIGINAL DISPLAY BOX WITH INDEPENDENT TEXAS
KLINGER, JOHANN GEORG.
THE EARTH. Very attractive ensemble of 1.75 inch diameter globe with 12 engraved and hand-colored paper gores over a solid core with metal pinions fitted into grooves in a display box. The cylindrical paperboard box has a flat horizon ring with engraved seasonal and zodiacal names. Atop the box lid is a printed, hand colored image of three students studying a pocket globe and a table globe with a world wall map backdrop in those days of geographical ascendancy. J.G. KLINGER. NUREMBERG.
c1842-45. The globe itself is quite precise and updated with Alaska, New South Wales, Col.(ony) of G(ood) Hope, and Wilke('s) Land in Antarctica discovered 1840-42. Oregon shown as part of the United States. Prominent Texas is separate from Mexico. "West India" (islands) appears oddly off Charleston area. "Australia" covers most of South Pacific, with New Holland name on Australia itself. A few very minor scuffs on paper box cover; minor scuff at Wilke
Land on globe. Overall exquisite informative globe in a charming display box;
all in excellent condition.
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