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  • 30. The Empire Clock

    30. S. Smith & Son, 1912 The Empire Clock Smith Collection: SM-1912-27 www.oshermaps.org/map/2354.0001 World clock that would show the approximate time (based on mean solar noon) of any area around the globe. It would have to be wound ev...

  • 27. A New Six-Inch Celestial Globe

    27. Merriam and Moore with the Astronomical Association, 1852 A New Six-Inch Celestial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1852-22 www.oshermaps.org/map/2342.0001 ...

  • 26. A New Six-Inch Celestial Globe

    26. Rae Smith with Merriam and Moore, 1852 A New Six-Inch Celestial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1852-20 www.oshermaps.org/map/2339.0001 ...

  • 23. The Celestial Globe

    23. William Bardin, 1785 The Celestial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1785-9 https://oshermaps.org/map/2324.0001 William Bardin and his son, Thomas, are considered the two most prolific globemakers in London during the end of the eighteenth cent...

  • 18. Cary’s New Celestial Globe

    18. John Cary, 1800 Cary’s New Celestial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1800-7 www.oshermaps.org/map/2330.0001 Brothers John and William Cary were partners in the globe business. John was a leading cartographer, and William, a skilled instrume...

  • 19. Globe Celeste

    19. Charles Francois Delamarche, 1815 Globe Celeste Smith Collection: SM-1815-10 www.oshermaps.org/map/2332.0001 See #8 Some of Delamarche's celestial globes were based on recent observations; some from astronomer Charles Messier...

  • 22. Loca Stellarum

    22. Georg C. Eimmart, 1705 Loca Stellarum Smith Collection: SM- 1705-10 www.oshermaps.org/map/2321.0001 This globe is titled Loca Stellarum (#22). It is a celestial globe made in 1705 by Georg C. Eimmart. Eimmart was a famous German astronom...

  • 21. Joslin’s Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe

    21. Gilman Joslin, 1846 Joslin’s Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1846-32 www.oshermaps.org/map/2338.0001 ...

  • 35. [Islamicate Brass Globe in Arabic]

    35. Unknown, c. 1700s [Islamicate Brass Globe in Arabic] Smith Collection www.oshermaps.org/map/2365.0001 Our Islamicate globe (#35) is made of brass and was inscribed in Arabic, as many Islamicate globes were. It labels only the stars, with...

  • 33. [Teacup Globe]

    33. Kuthing Swatow Co., 1895 [Teacup Globe] Smith Collection: SM-1895-34 www.oshermaps.org/map/2353.0001 This Chinese pewter globe (#33), made in 1895, is a terrestrial globe that lacks much accuracy but makes a great collector’s piece. Th...