This Joslin 16-inch globe was originally designed by Charles Copley (fl. 1843-69), a map and globe publisher and engraver working in Brooklyn, New York. He is well known for his sea charts, published by Charles Copley and Sons in the mid 19th century. In 1852, he copyrighted a pair of 16-inch terrestrial and celestial globes and received a gold medal for them at the Fair of the American Institute in New York in the same year. In the 1870s and 1880s, Copley’s globes were revised and reissued by the prominent American globe makers Gilman Joslin and the Franklin group.
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Maker’s information on horizon band: IMPROVED GLOBE, BOSTON. MANUFACTURED BY GILMAN JOSLIN,/ CORRECTED TO DATE.
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. вЂњThe Geography of Heaven and Earth,вЂќ 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.