A fine Nicholas Lane 2 3/4-inch pocket globe, English, published 1779,
Lot 131
A fine Nicholas Lane 2 3/4-inch pocket globe, English, published 1779,
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 17,858) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Nicholas Lane 2 3/4-inch pocket globe, English, published 1779,
the sphere with cartouche printed A New Globe of the EARTH by N.Lane and outside the cartouche 1776 Prockter fc, the twelve printed gores, hand coloured and detailing Anson's and Captain Cook's tracks, Tasmania is labelled "Dimes Land" and is attached to mainland Australia and California is represented as a peninsula, in fish skin covered case with inner hemisphere applied with two sets of twelve half gores printed with the celestial globe 3in (7.5cm) diameter

Footnotes

  • Nicholas Lane's earliest publication of the 'New Globe', although conceived in 1776 was first published in 1779.

    A very similar Lane pocket globe or similar date was sold in these rooms as lot 150, 9th November 2011.
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