POCKET GLOBE; MOLL, Hermann, after. A Correct Globe with the New Discoveries. [London, c.1775].

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POCKET GLOBE; MOLL, Hermann, after.
A Correct Globe with the New Discoveries. [London, c.1775].

US$ 5,000 - 8,000£ 4,000 - 6,300

History of Science

22 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

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POCKET GLOBE; MOLL, Hermann, after.
A Correct Globe with the New Discoveries. [London, c.1775].
A 3 inch (7 cm) diameter pocket globe in fishskin covered wood case with 3 brass hook and eye clasps. 12 hand colored copper-engraved gores with 2 polar calottes over papier maché and plaster, pivot holes at poles, titled within square cartouche in northern part of the "Great South Sea." Case with 2 sets of 12 hand colored copper-engraved celestial half gores with 2 polar calottes, signed "A Correct Globe with ye New Constellations of Dr Halley &c." Some scratches and small chips to varnish, case gores with some light spots of rubbing, 2 repaired cracks to case.

A lovely pocket globe, where "California is drawn as a peninsula, and the north-west coast of America is extended up to Beering's L.d; Australia and New Zealand are adapted according to Cook's discoveries and N. S Wales, Cooks Str are added. The track of Dampier is removed but traces of it are still visible and Cooks Track 1760 (!) is added..." (Dekker Globes at Greenwich p 529). Dekker notes on p 418 of Globes at Greenwich that this is in fact a later anonymous issue of Hermann Moll's 1719 A Correct Globe with ye Trade Winds, one of the differences being the change of name in the celestial globe from Hevelius to Halley. Dekker Globes at Greenwich GLB0196.
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