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terrestrial globe / instrument-case / chart / celestial globe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Composition terrestrial globe with iron axis projecting at poles, in shagreen case lined with celestial chart.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1734-1788 (1734 - Adams' business founded. 1788 - Eastern New Holland becomes "New South Wales" (not inscribed).)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 6.9 centimetres (Globe only)
    • Length: 14 centimetres (Case fully open)
    • Height: 8.5 centimetres (Overall height of globe in case)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        Plaque on the Pacific Ocean side
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        A/Terrestrial/GLOBE/G. Adams No.60/Fleet Street/London
  • Location

    On display: G1/wp167

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Pocket terrestrial globe with case lined with celestial map

Group of Objects

Pocket terrestrial globe with case lined with celestial map

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