A pair of 12-inch table-top globes
Josiah Loring; Boston, 1844 and 1833
the terrestrial globe[signed] within a circular cartouche in the north Pacific Ocean "Loring's/Terrestrial Globe/containing all/THE LATE DISCOVERIES/AND/GEOGRAPHICAL IMPROVEMENTS/also the tracks of the most celebrated circumnavigators./Compiled from Smith's new English Globe/with additions and improvements by Annin & Smit/BOSTON/Josiah Loring 136 Washington St._1844. Made up from 12 hand colored engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, hours and minutes. The eliptic is graduated in days of the month, and houses of the Zodiac with with names and sigils. The oceans with an analemma, the continents with some countries and states colored and showing rivers, cities, towns, and the Great Wall of China among other details. Mounted with an engraved brass meridian circle a mahogany horizon with paper ring, graduated degrees, days of the month and houses of the zodiac, suported on four baluster turned legs united by cross stretchers; the celestial globe [signed] within an oval cartouche "LORING'S/CELESTIAL GLOBE/Containing all the known Stars, Nebulae &c Compiled from the Works of WOLLASTON, FLAMSTEED, DE LA CAILLE, HEVELIUS, MAYER, BRADLEY, HERSCHEL, MASKELYNE The Transactions of the ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY of LONDON &c. &c. From Smith's New English Globe Boston, Josiah Loring, 136 Washington St. 1833 Annin & Smith Sc", made up of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores laid to the ecliptic poles, the equatorial graduated in degrees, hours and minutes, the four colures graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in days of the month and of the houses of the Zodiac, the constellations depicted by mythical beasts and figures and scientific instruments, the stars shown to nine orders of magnitude with nebulae, and variously labelled, a note beneath the cartouche explaining N.B. Greek letters or figures pre-fixed to the Stars refer to the British Catalogue, a stroke under the Figures thus __ to De La Caille, H.Hevelius, M.Mayer, CH.Herschel, B.Bradley &c. (some areas of dicolouration), engraved brass meridian circle, the mahogany horizon with paper ring graduated in degrees in both directions, days of the month and of houses of the Zodiac with names, sigils and pictures, on four baluster turned mahogany legs united by cross-stretchers.
18in. (45.7cm.) high