Admiral Anson’s voyage around the world in the 1740s is also indicated. Australia is labeled New Holland and Tasmania is shown as a peninsula. The oceans are labeled The Icy Ocean (North Pole), Ice Sea (South Pole), The Ethiopic Ocean (South Atlantic), The Southern Ocean, The Indian Sea, The Eastern Ocean, Great South or Mar del Zud, The Pacific Sea, and The Western or Atlantic Ocean. Antarctica is not depicted, though “Islands of Ice” and “Mountains of Ice” are indicated in the general area. “Variable Winds” with wind arrows are indicated between the tropics. There are two tables for the Monsoons in “The Indian Sea” and “The Eastern Ocean.”
Another example of this globe, on a nearly identical stand, is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, England, and is listed and pictured in the catalogue of the collection, Globes at Greenwich. The museum also has a companion celestial globe by Bardin and Wright produced at the same time and a later version of the terrestrial globe produced after 1800 with the same cartography and different cartouche.
The Bardin family was among the greatest globe makers in London from the late eighteenth through the early nineteenth century. The patriarch of the family, William Bardin (d. 1798), began globe production in the 1780s. His globes were also sold by other instrument makers. This William Bardin globe, dated 1783, is among his earliest. It was issued by Harrison & Co., printers and booksellers, as a promotional gift to go with William Frederick Martyn’s The Geographical Magazine, or a New, Copious, Compleat and Universal System of Geography, which Harrison published in parts beginning January 1, 1782.
Circular Cartouche: A/ New, Accurate, and/ Compleat/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE,/ Accompanying the/ GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE/ Originally laid down/ By the late/ Mr. JAMES FERGUSON, F.R.S./ Improv’d by G. WRIGHT,/ and made by W. BARDIN/ Fleet Street, LONDON/ Published as the Act directs by Harrison & Co. No. 18 Pasternoster Row Aug.t 1.st/ 1783
Inscription South Pole: Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan.y 1.st 1782
Condition: Globe and paper horizon band generally very good with the usual expected light scattered surface wear, staining, soiling, fading, toning; minor losses and abrasions; all professionally restored. Original stand very good with the usual wear and shrinkage.
Dekker, Elly, et al. Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. London: Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 1999. GLB0169, pp. 262-263, GLB0093, p. 265.
Dekker, Elly and van der Krogt, Peter. Globes from the Western World. London: Zwemmer, 1993. pp. 114-116.
“Terrestrial table globe (GLB0169).” National Maritime Museum. http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/explore/object.cfm?ID=GLB0169 (28 July 2010).