POCKET GLOBE; CARY, JOHN. Cary's Pocket Globe. Agreable to the Latest Discoveries. London: J & W Cary Strand, April 1, 1791.
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POCKET GLOBE; CARY, JOHN.
Cary's Pocket Globe. Agreable to the Latest Discoveries. London: J & W Cary Strand, April 1, 1791.
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POCKET GLOBE; CARY, JOHN.
Cary's Pocket Globe. Agreable to the Latest Discoveries. London: J & W Cary Strand, April 1, 1791.
A 3 inch (7.7 cm) diameter pocket globe in fishskin-covered wood case with 2 brass hook-and-eye clasps. 12 Copper-engraved hand-colored gores applied to a papier maché and plaster sphere, circular cartouche to southern Indian Ocean. Metal axis pins to poles, case lined on one half with a map entitled The World as it was known in Caesar's time agreable to D'Anville, on the other half with A Table of Latitudes and Longitudes of Places not given on this Globe. A few very small spots of wear to varnish, some slight spotting and wear to inside of case, case with small white smudge.

One of the earliest globes to be published by Cary. Of interest is the fact that Cary departed from the usual custom of displaying the celestial sphere on the inside of the case. "This little globe is very up-to-date; Mackenzie's explorations in Canada (in 1798) are already recorded. Various routes of the 18th century are recorded, such as James Cook's three voyages... those of his captains Gore and King, of Marshall and Shortland, and of Phipps (1773)" (Dekker Old Globes in the Netherlands Car 1). Dekker Globes at Greenwich GLB0001; Phipps 1773.
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