JOSLIN’S TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE, C 1870
JOSLIN’S TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE
Hand-colored paper gores pasted on papier-mâché and plaster to form a 12″ diameter globe. Housed in a stand with four turned wooden legs and turned stretchers, supporting a wooden horizon bearing a printed zodiacal circle and brass meridian ring. Diameter 12 inch and 47 cm high.
The Cartouch gives: Joslin’s Terrestrial Globe / Containing all the latest Discoveries and Geographical Improvements / Also the Tracks of the most celebrated Circumnavigators / Compiled from Smiths new English globe with additions and improvements by Annin & Smith / Revised by G.W. Boynton / Manufactured by Gilman Joslin Boston
Trained as a wood turner and looking-glass maker, Gilman Joslin went to work for pioneering Boston globemaker Josiah Loring in 1837. He took over Loring’s business by 1839, and that year he issued the first globes under his own name, a terrestrial and celestial pair 6″ in diameter. Joslin was eventually succeeded by his son William, and their firm produced globes of various sizes through the end of the 19th century.