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The terrestrial globe in brass uncalibrated half meridian, raised on a turned mahogany stand with central baluster standard and dish base. The globe is surmounted by a printed northern hour circle polar calotte numbered I to XII twice; the equatorial graduated in degrees, hours and minutes; the ecliptic graduated in days of the houses of the zodiac with symbols of each. Figure-8 analemma. Oceans cream colored. Geographical entities cream or shades of faint green, and with thick green outlining, and thin red outlining.
The globe was published by Gilman Joslin and drawn and engraved by William B. Annin. More biographical information about both can be found in the Guide to Globe Makers on our web site: see our article about Joslin and our article about Annin .
Cartouche: JOSLIN’S/ Six Inch/ Terrestrial Globe,/ Containing the latest Discoveries,/ BOSTON/ Gilman Joslin./ 1854/ Drawn and Engraved by W.B. Annin
Dekker, Elly and van der Krogt, Peter. Globes from the Western World. London: Zwemmer, 1993. pp. 126, 140, 176.
How to Use a Globe, Joslin’s Terrestrial and Celestial Globes/ Joslin’s Hand-book to the Terrestrial and Celestial Globes. Gilman Joslin & Son, Manufacturers and Dealers, 5 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts: [n.d., but c. 1890], pp. 3-4.
Warner, Deborah Jean. “The Geography of Heaven and Earth,” Rittenhouse Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise, Vol. 2, No. 3. 1987. pp. 100-103.
Yonge, Ena L. A Catalogue of Early Globes, Library Series No. 6. American Geographical Society: 1968. pp. 37-38.