Curious Objects : A correct globe with the new discoveries; A correct globe with ye new constelations of Dr Halley &c

Curious Objects

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This pocket terrestrial globe is just seven centimetres in diameter and has a protective case covered with sharkskin and lined with a celestial chart. Pocket globes were first produced in England by Joseph Moxon (1627–1691), and they remained in vogue as a gentleman’s toy well into the nineteenth century. Commonly—as here—they showed the latest terrestrial and celestial discoveries. This globe shows the track of Lieutenant James Cook’s First Voyage from 1768 to 1771 in the <i>Endeavour</i> and the depiction of New Zealand reflects the discoveries Cook made. It was presented to the Royal Colonial Institute (now the Royal Commonwealth Society) in 1953 by Olive M. Thompson.</p> <p style='text-align: justify;'> <iframe width="600" height="480" src="https://sketchfab.com/models/455016bc4f4f496d98bda94c28f2bf05/embed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" onmousewheel=""></iframe> <br /> <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com/models/455016bc4f4f496d98bda94c28f2bf05?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>A correct globe with the new discoveries</a> by <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com/CamDigLib?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>Cambridge Digital Library</a> on <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>Sketchfab</a> </p> <p style='text-align: justify;'> <iframe width="600" height="480" src="https://sketchfab.com/models/2dfb6462b8de469b94c7f76a8b188aef/embed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" onmousewheel=""></iframe> <br /> <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com/models/2dfb6462b8de469b94c7f76a8b188aef?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>A correct globe with ye new constellations</a> by <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com/CamDigLib?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>Cambridge Digital Library</a> on <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://sketchfab.com?utm_medium=embed&utm_source=website&utm_campain=share-popup'>Sketchfab</a> </p>




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