A John Miller 3-inch pocket globe, Scottish, published 1793,

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Lot 1
A John Miller 3-inch pocket globe,
Scottish, published 1793,

Sold for £ 11,400 (US$ 14,425) inc. premium
A John Miller 3-inch pocket globe, Scottish, published 1793,
cartouche printed A NEW GLOBE of the Earth By John Miller Mathematical Instrument Maker EDINBURGH 1793, the paper-mâché sphere applied with twelve engraved and hand-coloured gores showing California as a peninsula, Australia and New Zealand drawn according to Cook's discoveries, celestial hemispheres applied to the interior of fishskin case, (terrestrial globe with discoloured lacquer) 3 1/4in (8.2cm) diam

Footnotes

  • John Miller (1746-1815) worked in the London workshop of George Adams before moving to Edinburgh in 1769. He tried to interest potential clients to buy globes by making a down payment subscription however this failed and in 1793 he published this pocket globe which proved to be a commercial success.
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