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  • 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...

  • 32. [Terrestrial Globe and Sewing Kit]

    32. A. Murdock and D. Murdock, 1890 [Terrestrial Globe and Sewing Kit] Smith Collection: SM-1890-28 www.oshermaps.org/map/2351.0001 This novelty globe (#32) adorns a little sewing kit, featuring bobbins surrounding the globe. This sewing ki...

  • 13. The world with its inhabitants

    13. Bauer, Carl, 1825 The world with its inhabitants Smith Collection: SM-1825-9 https://oshermaps.org/map/2367.0001 This little educational toy is a miniature globe only two inches in diameter. It is accompanied by an unfolding paper featuring...

  • 12. [Zodiacal Globe]

    12. Unknown, 1910 [Zodiacal Globe] Smith Collection: SM-1910-35 www.oshermaps.org/map/2355.0001 The curious artwork on the case floor demonstrates how the constellation was a largely irrelevant concept by 1900. Astronomers used constellation...

  • 11. Joslin’s Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe

    11. Gilman Joslin, 1860 Joslin’s Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1860-23 www.oshermaps.org/map/2344.0001 This globe demonstrates the changing of seasons, night and day, and eclipses, as the Earth orbits around the Sun, repr...

  • 10. Geographia Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe

    10. Geographia LTD., 1920s Geographia Six-Inch Terrestrial Globe Smith Collection: SM-1890-27 www.oshermaps.org/map/2350.0001 ...

  • 9. Sphaera Stellifera Accurate

    9. Willem Jansz (Blaeu), 1606 Sphaera Stellifera Accurate Smith Collection: SM-1855-69 www.oshermaps.org/map/2320.00001 Sphaera Stellifera Accurate (#9) is the oldest globe currently on display in our cases. It was created by Willem Jansz. B...

  • 6. Loring’s Terrestrial Globe

    6. Josiah Loring, 1855 Loring’s Terrestrial Globe Smith Collection:SM-1855-69 www.oshermaps.org/map/49626.0001 Joslin was Loring's assistant and took over globe production, hence the discrepancy between title and creator...

  • 4. The Celestial Indicator

    4. Henry Bryant, 1872 The Celestial Indicator Osher Collection: OS-1872-21 www.oshermaps.org/map/13344.0001 This armillary sphere (#4) not only shows the lines of the Earth, but it also shows the movements of the solar system. All eight plan...