Property of various owners
A pair of 13-inch table globes
James Wilson; [Albany, NY] 1811-[1814?]
[Signed] in cartouches: "A New American Terrestrial Globe on which the Principal Places of the Known World and Accurately laid down with the traced attempts of Captain Cook to discover a Southern Continent by James Wilson 1811" and "A New American Celestial Globe. Contains the Position of nearly 5000 Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae &c Correctly computed & Laid Down from the Latest Observations and Discoveries by Dr. Maskelyne, Dr. Herschel, the Rev. Mr. Wollaston &C. &C. By James Wilson 181[4?]" Each made up of 12 hand-colored engraved gores with ecliptics; each mounted within a brass meridian ring, brass hour arrows, and mounted on turned maple wood stands with manuscript hand-colored horizon rings on mahogany.
18 in (47 cm.) overall height.
Auction terms and conditions