Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Celestial Globe

Maker:
James Wilson
Date:
1819
Geography:
Made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wood, plaster, paper, brass
Dimensions:
H. 18 in. (45.7 cm); Diam. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Campbell Jr., 1961
Accession Number:
61.26.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed in ellipses on side of the globe: "A NEW AMERICAN TERRESTIAL GLOBE on / which the PRINCIPAL PLACES of the KNOWN WORLD / are ACCURATELY laid down with the traced / attempts of CAPTAIN COOK to discover a / Southern Continent / By JAMES WILSON with additions to 1819"
Douglas Campbell, New York, until 1961
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