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Terrestrial Globe

Maker:
James Wilson
Date:
1828
Geography:
Made in Albany, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, plaster, paper, brass
Dimensions:
H. 35 in. (88.9 cm); Diam. 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, 1969
Accession Number:
69.50
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed on side of the globe: A NEW AMERICAN THIRTEEN INCH / [Columbia with a globe of the western hemisphere and an eagle holding in its beak a ribbon inscribed E Pluribus Unum] / TERRESTIAL GLOBE / Exhibiting with the greatest possible Accuracy / THE POSITIONS of THE PRINCIPAL KNOWN / PLACES on the EARTH / with the Tracks of various Circumnavigators together with / New Discoveries and Political Alterations down to / The present PERIOD 1828 / BY WILSON & SONS ALBANY ST. N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Schwartz, Paterson, New Jersey, until 1969
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