Josiah Loring, together with his successor Gilman Joslin, were among America’s greatest globe makers. Loring began his globe business in Boston in the early 1830s. Early Loring globes were either imported from C. Smith & Sons, one of the leading British globe makers of the late Georgian period, or re-engraved versions of Smith & Sons globes. Joslin began making globes for Josiah Loring in 1837, and took over the business a few years later producing globes under the Loring name and under his own name. Joslin was joined by his son William B. Joslin in 1874 and the firm continued in operation as Gilman Joslin & Son until about 1907.
Circular Cartouche: Loring’s/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ containing all/ THE LATE DISCOVERIES/ AND/ Geographical Improvements,/ also the Tracks of/ the most celebrated Circumnavigators./ Compiled from Smith’s New English Globe, with/ additions and improvements by Annin & Smith./ BOSTON/ Josiah Loring, 136 Washington St._1833.
Full publication information: 136 Washington Street, Boston.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, and soiling. Few minor scattered, cracks, abrasions, losses, all professionally restored.