Improved Globe, Boston. Manufactured by Gilman Joslin, Corrected to 1870. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1852 by Charles Copley ... New York. (Celestial Globe)
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- Boston : Gilman Joslin, 1869
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- reformatted digital
- 1 globe ; 41 x 41 cm
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- Improved Globe, Boston. (Celestial Globe).
- 16 inch pair of Terrestrial and Celestial globes. These globes were originally issued by Copley and sold by Blunt in New York in 1852. Joslin revised and reissued them (this pair) in 1869, continuing until the 1890's (Warner). These are both floor stand models and are illustrated in Joslin's catalogue of the early 1870's (see our copy). Franklin Globes also issued the Copley Globes, but they may have been made by Joslin or Nims for Franklin (Warner). "National Park" is shown in the U.S. where Yellowstone Park was created in 1872, but we think this is anticipatory rather than after the fact. The "corrected to 1870" was usually done a year or two before the date (Coffeen). The Copley globes are beautifully executed, have a "modern" look, and are "extremely detailed, even to the point of obscurity" (Warner). Warner further states that "no examples of the Joslin 1869 state of these globes are known." This pair may be the only survivors. Copley won a gold medal in 1852 from the American Institute for the globes (see Transactions of the American Institute 1852, p124-5). Warner lists a Franklin 16 inch Terrestrial (3-88) by Nims that is similar to this. Total height from base to top is 43 inches.
- Warner 3-102, 2-54, 3-88; Guthorn 11-12 (Copley).
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- Improved Globe, Boston. Manufactured by Gilman Joslin, Corrected to 1870. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1852 by Charles Copley ... New York. (Terrestrial and Celestial Globe pair)
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