Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe

Terrestrial pocket globe. The place of Cook's death which is marked 'Owhyhee / here C. Cook / was killed.' Tasmania is drawn as an island. The 'lost island', 'I.Grand' off the coast of Argentina, sighted by Antonio de la Roche in 1675 and never sighted again, is marked 'very doubtfull'. In the south polar region, the most southern point depicted is South Shetland. Enderby's Land is not yet indicated. The tracks of the voyages of five explorers are shown including for example, those of Cook, Gore and Clerke. A total of seven oceans are named. An earlier edition of the terrestrial globe described here, was sold by Christie's, London, on 12 May 1993.

Object Details

ID: GLB0061.1
Type: Pocket globe
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Charles Smith & Son
Date made: 1834
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: : 104 mm
Parts: Terrestrial and celestial pocket globe (Pocket globe)

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