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[Terrestrial globe showing Captain Cook's voyages]

Label
[Terrestrial globe showing Captain Cook's voyages]
Title
[Terrestrial globe showing Captain Cook's voyages]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
globe
Citation location within source
p. 213, color illustration 40
Citation source
Whitton, B. Paper toys of the world
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/globemaker
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Index
no index present
Special format characteristics
other
Label
[Terrestrial globe showing Captain Cook's voyages]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Small terrestrial globe, signed "MPS" in the south Indian Ocean, almost certainly manufactured in the workshop of the Bauer family in Nuremberg, possibly by the globe maker Peter Salziger. Globes signed by the Bauers--JBB (father Johann Bernard Bauer), CB (son Carl Bauer), and PB (son Peter Bauer) are almost identical to those signed "MPS," for "M[echanikus?] P[eter] S[alziger];" see Bonhams auction catalog "Important Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts," Jan. 26, 2011, lot 3078. See also Klaus Lindner, "German Globe Makers especially in Nuremberg and Berlin," Der Globusfreund, Nr. 35/37 (1987), p. 176-177
  • Globe is made up of 12 hand-colored and varnished engraved gores, with two metal axis pins at either pole. The equator is graduated in degrees; the ecliptic is divided into 12 signs of 30° longitude. The continents, lightly shaded, are boldly outlined in green. English place names are used to identify continents, countries, oceans, seas, and bays; the Great Wall of China is labeled "Grand Wall." The routes of Captain Cook's voyages of 1775 and 1777 appear in solid and dotted lines, respectively, the 1777 route labeled in German "Cooks Reise um die Erde 1777."
  • The globe is housed in its original cylindrical card box, covered with glazed green paper embossed with a design of leafy vines and acanthus leaves; affixed to the top surface of the box is a hand-colored engraved circular vignette, featuring in the center a cartographer (Mercator?) who sits at his desk in front of a drape, working with globe, callipers, and open atlas; in the background, three ships sit in the harbor; encircling the center illustration is a border of curling leafy vines and acanthus leaves, decorated with six-pointed stars, a telescope, nautical chart, and triangle square; below the cartographer, in front of a wooden barrel, stands the figure of an indigenous man of the New World (possibly Mexican or West Indian?), in feathered skirt and headress, resting against a piece of ship's cargo holding a parrot on one hand, and a large bow in the other. Two notches cut into opposite sides of the top edge of the lower part of the box accomodate the two axis pins, thus allowing the globe to be rotated
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
Scale not given.
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
13.5 cm in diameter, in cylindrical box 14.5 cm in diameter.
Extent
1 globe
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth and green leather drop-spine box; gold-stamped box title "Toy Globe" within gilt frame. Purchase, Bromer Booksellers, 1995; gift of the Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
hand-colored engraving, paper, plaster
Physical medium
plaster
Specific material designation
terrestrial globe
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857800144
  • ucoclc857800144
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
[Terrestrial globe showing Captain Cook's voyages]
Publication
Note
  • Title supplied by cataloger
  • Small terrestrial globe, signed "MPS" in the south Indian Ocean, almost certainly manufactured in the workshop of the Bauer family in Nuremberg, possibly by the globe maker Peter Salziger. Globes signed by the Bauers--JBB (father Johann Bernard Bauer), CB (son Carl Bauer), and PB (son Peter Bauer) are almost identical to those signed "MPS," for "M[echanikus?] P[eter] S[alziger];" see Bonhams auction catalog "Important Maritime Paintings and Decorative Arts," Jan. 26, 2011, lot 3078. See also Klaus Lindner, "German Globe Makers especially in Nuremberg and Berlin," Der Globusfreund, Nr. 35/37 (1987), p. 176-177
  • Globe is made up of 12 hand-colored and varnished engraved gores, with two metal axis pins at either pole. The equator is graduated in degrees; the ecliptic is divided into 12 signs of 30° longitude. The continents, lightly shaded, are boldly outlined in green. English place names are used to identify continents, countries, oceans, seas, and bays; the Great Wall of China is labeled "Grand Wall." The routes of Captain Cook's voyages of 1775 and 1777 appear in solid and dotted lines, respectively, the 1777 route labeled in German "Cooks Reise um die Erde 1777."
  • The globe is housed in its original cylindrical card box, covered with glazed green paper embossed with a design of leafy vines and acanthus leaves; affixed to the top surface of the box is a hand-colored engraved circular vignette, featuring in the center a cartographer (Mercator?) who sits at his desk in front of a drape, working with globe, callipers, and open atlas; in the background, three ships sit in the harbor; encircling the center illustration is a border of curling leafy vines and acanthus leaves, decorated with six-pointed stars, a telescope, nautical chart, and triangle square; below the cartographer, in front of a wooden barrel, stands the figure of an indigenous man of the New World (possibly Mexican or West Indian?), in feathered skirt and headress, resting against a piece of ship's cargo holding a parrot on one hand, and a large bow in the other. Two notches cut into opposite sides of the top edge of the lower part of the box accomodate the two axis pins, thus allowing the globe to be rotated
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/cartographicMathematicalDataScaleStatement
Scale not given.
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
13.5 cm in diameter, in cylindrical box 14.5 cm in diameter.
Extent
1 globe
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth and green leather drop-spine box; gold-stamped box title "Toy Globe" within gilt frame. Purchase, Bromer Booksellers, 1995; gift of the Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
hand-colored engraving, paper, plaster
Physical medium
plaster
Specific material designation
terrestrial globe
System control number
  • (OCoLC)857800144
  • ucoclc857800144
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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