THE GREAT CENTURY
the whole reposing on a moulded and sculpted mahogany tripod. The tripod is moulded and sculpted with volutes and rosettes.
A legend can be read:
“Newton’s New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time Manufactured by NEWTON & SON, 66 Chancery Lane & 3 Fleet St. Temple Bar Published 1st January 1842.”
Height: 45.3 inches. Diameter: 19.5 inches.
Provenance: The collection of a gentleman from the city of Blois.
This terrestrial globe is interesting for different reasons. First of all, novelties are shown in it. The sea existing between Korea and Japan is for the first time baptized as the “Golf of Korea”. It also gathers information ont he last discoveries of the 19th century: it illustrates the islands to the north of Canada, discovered by Captain Parry between 1819 and 1820; it demonstrates the exploits of Lieutenant Anjon in the north of Siberia (between 1821 and 1823); and it takes into account the expedition to the Polar Circle undertaken by Franklin in 1827. Newton does not forget, of course, to remind us of the discovery of the “Clarks” boulder in the Pacific Ocean, near the Sandwich Islands, in 1822. At that moment, the latest discoveries were those of 1831-1833 made by Dumont d’Urville of the land of Adélie, and the discovery of Victoria in 1841, a finding made by Sir James Ross, where Mount Erebe, a volcano in activity, is perceivable. The whole of these places can be known, as a compound, as the Antarctic Lands.