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Terrestrial Globe ... Celestial Globe. Wilson, James, 1822

Terrestrial Globe ... Celestial Globe. / Wilson, James / 1822
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Full Title: A three inch Terrestrial Globe by Wilson's & Co. Alby. (with) A Celestial Globe, With all the Stars of the 1st. 2d. & 3d. Magnitudes. By Wilson & Son's Alby.

Author: Wilson, James

Date: 1822

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Author: Wilson, James

Date: 1822

Short Title: Terrestrial Globe ... Celestial Globe.

Publisher: Albany: James Wilson

Type: Globe

Object Height cm: 7

Object Width cm: 7

Scale 1: 110,000,000

Note: The date of the globes is an estimate. Paired with a three inch celestial globe. On a turned wooden stand with four black ball feet, full height from base to top, 5 inches. Warner says that Wilson changed the business name from Wilson & Co. to Wilson & Sons in 1822. The celestial globe this is paired with is by Wilson & Sons, so I assume 1822 as the only year globes were made with both business names. The globe is very well engraved, showing much detail in the continents for its small size. Longitude is given from both Washington and London. Kimball notes that David Wilson, James' son, did the engraving for a new edition of the three inch globes in the early 1820's, which I assume are these globes. David later had brief success as a miniature painter, utilizing the same delicate engraving skills which he applied to these extremely well engraved globes. The three inch globe was also sold in pocket form with the celestial sphere on the inside of the case and on a stand with horizon ring and brass meridian. On this turned wooden stand version, the globe is mounted horizontally, an unusual presentation. Wilson made the first globes in the United States, with 1810 his first year of production and 1850 (by Cyrus Lancaster) his last.

Reference: Yonge p69; Warner p136; Kimball p22.

World Area: World

Subject: Celestial

Full Title: A three inch Terrestrial Globe by Wilson's & Co. Alby. (with) A Celestial Globe, With all the Stars of the 1st. 2d. & 3d. Magnitudes. By Wilson & Son's Alby.

List No: 3122.000

Series No: 1

Published In: A three inch Terrestrial Globe by Wilson's & Co. Alby. (with) A Celestial Globe, With all the Stars of the 1st. 2d. & 3d. Magnitudes. By Wilson & Son's Alby.

Publication Author: Wilson, James

Publication Date: 1822

Publication Reference: Yonge p69; Warner p136; Kimball p22.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3122.000

Publication Type: Globe

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 7

Publication Width cm: 7

Image No: 3122000

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