A Rare and Important 36-inch Terrestrial Library Globe
Thomas Malby, London; circa 1849
[signed] within a printed rectangular cartouche: MALBY'S/36-inch/TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/Edward Stanford/12, 13, 14 Long Acre, London. W.C. Made up of twenty-four hand-colored engraved gores laid on a hollow plaster-coated sphere, the equatorial graduated in degrees and subdivided to two minutes, labelled every 5°, with hours I-XII (x2), the equinoctial colure graduated in degrees and subdivided into two minutes labeled every 5°, the ecliptic graduated for individual days and labeled with months, five day intervals and the sigils of the Zodiac, all major continents are represented with the country borders outlined in various colors, with few other notes, and Antartica delineated only by a reference to South Victoria. The engraved horizon paper graduated in degrees of amplitude and azimuth and labeled with thirty-two compass points, brass hour dial at the North Pole, brass meridian ring graduated in four quadrants; on a mahogany stand with curved scroll shaped supports, raised on a concave sided trefoil platform on casters.
62 x 50 in. (157.4 x 127 cm.) height x overall diameter.