SMITH’S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Containing all the Most Recent Discoveries

Globe] Smith Charles

Published by London C. Smith and Son Circa 1880, 1880
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A scarce and very handsome 12 inch globe. printed in multiple colours, this richly detailed globe, shows all the continents & countries as they were at the time and also indicates all the major ocean currents, connecting currents and the Antarctic & South East Trade Wind Drifts. Also with an analemma showing the declination of the sun for every day of the year and the Equation of Time. Total height approx. 19 and a half inches, on its original stand of a turned mahogany column with a trefoil base resting on bun feet, with a graduated brass meridian marked out in degrees of longitude. The globe is made of 12 hand-coloured copper engraved gores on solid core. Very well preserved, uncommonly such. The glove bright and fresh, the original stand in excellent condition as well. An uncommonly handsome and well preserved example of a scarce Charles Smith Globe. Charles Smith was a noted Stationer, map and globe-seller in London from about 1800. Between 1827 and 1852 the business was carried on by Charles Smith & Son, and from 1853 onward, by William Smith. Smith and Sons produced a vast number of well engraved maps and several fine atlases. His globes and maps are very distinctive, characterized by their lucid, fine engraving and vibrant colour washes that combine to make them both extremely attractive and very informative. Bookseller Inventory # 23552

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Title: SMITH’S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Containing all ...

Publisher: London C. Smith and Son Circa 1880

Publication Date: 1880

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