A pair of American table globes (the Franklin Globes), terrestrial and celestial
H.B. Nims & Company
Troy, New York, circa 1880
Each 12 inches (305 mm) in diameter, the terrestrial globe titled The Franklin Terrestrial Globe, the celestial, The Franklin 12 Inch Celestial Globe. The terrestrial showing the principal tracks of the 18th century pacific explorers Cook, La Perouse and Vancouver, and Africa with the complete course of the Congo River; the celestial decorated with the stars and constellation figures, both elaborately hand-colored, each with brass meridian circles, graduated on one face, with a groove on the verso, hand-colored engraved horizon circles, both supported by four-legged turned fruitwood stands, brass center supports on cross-stretchers.
overall heights 18in (45cm)