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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Lancaster, Cyrus; Wilson, James
Date:
1850
Short Title:
Wilson's New American Thirteen Inch Terrestrial Globe.
Publisher:
Cyrus Lancaster
Albany
Type:
Globe
Obj Height cm:
33
Obj Width cm:
33
Scale 1:
40,000,000
Note:
Wilson began making thirteen inch globes in 1821 (see Yonge p.69) and in 1835 Cyrus Lancaster (having assumed leadership of the firm after the death of Wilson's two sons in 1833) brought out a new edition of the thirteen inch globe with the American eagle in the cartouche (Dekker/van der Krogt p. 132). This 1850 edition of the terrestrial globe is not recorded in any of the listings - only an 1850 celestial globe is listed by Kimball. Therefore it is the latest known example of Wilson's terrestrial globe. The plates are clearly tired, the image of the cartouche is weak and some of the mountain ranges are barely visible. But there is much new engraving in North America, showing the new divisions in the west - California, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, and the new cities - Mormon City, Sacramento, Stockton, Albuquerque, etc. It has been suggested that this is the first showing of Mormon City on a globe. With a four legged table stand and horizon ring; total height from base to top is 18 inches.
Reference:
Warner p.137; Yonge p.79; Dekker/van der Krogt p. 131-33; Kimball p.21.
World Area:
World
Full Title:
Wilson's New American Thirteen Inch Terrestrial Globe, Exhibiting with the Greatest Possible Accuracy, The Positions of the Principal Known Places of the Earth; with the Tracks of Various Circumnavigators, Together with New Discoveries and Political Alterations Down to the present Period 1850. By Cyrus Lancaster, Albany, N.Y.
List No:
4093.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Lancaster, Cyrus; Wilson, James
Pub Date:
1850
Pub Title:
Wilson's New American Thirteen Inch Terrestrial Globe, Exhibiting with the Greatest Possible Accuracy, The Positions of the Principal Known Places of the Earth; with the Tracks of Various Circumnavigators, Together with New Discoveries and Political Alterations Down to the present Period 1850. By Cyrus Lancaster, Albany, N.Y.
Pub Reference:
Warner p.137; Yonge p.79; Dekker/van der Krogt p. 131-33; Kimball p.21.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4093.000
Pub Type:
Globe
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
33
Pub Width cm:
33
Image No:
4093000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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