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Globe, American, Joslin, Copley, Celestial, 16-Inch Floor Globe, Ebonized Wood Stand, Antique, Boston, c. 1870s (Sold)

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Gilman Joslin
16-Inch Celestial Tripod Floor Globe
Boston: c. 1880s
Ebonized wooden stnnd
43 inches high

Celestial floor globe, raised on an Aesthetic Movement stand, comprising three turned ebonized legs with leaf-painted decoration. These stands are typically American, and are generally found with globes by Gilman Joslin, Boston, and sometimes with globes by Franklin, of Troy, New York.

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Gilman Joslin was one of America’s most prolific globe makers. Read more about him in our Guide to Globe Makers.

Cartouche on Horizon Band: IMPROVED GLOBE, BOSTON./ MANUFACTURED BY GILMAN JOSLIN,/ CORRECTED TO DATE./ Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by Charles Copley in/ the Clerks office, of the District Court, of the Southern District of New York./


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.

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19th Century