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[Miniature globe] Anonymous, New Terrestrial Globe 1836. N.p. but English or American. 1" diameter. Minor scuffing to case; globe VG. Sold

The globe fits into a gold-tooled leather case and spins on its brass axial rod. The date 1840 is on one side of the case. Beautiful color enhances the basic geography on this miniature globe. There are only a few place names on the continents but some topographical features are indicated such as the Sahara ("Great Desert") and the Gobi (described as "sandy"). Australia is captioned New Holland. The title and date appear in the north Pacific without a cartouche. No maker's name given. This may be a copy of a globe by the Newton family who produced miniature globes with a similar title. Provenance: in a private collection since it's 1984 purchase from Phillips, Son & Neale.

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