14. Loring’s Celestial Globe

14. Josiah Loring, 1854
Loring’s Celestial Globe
Smith Collection: SM-1854-57

Market demands led many globemakers to draw the constellations on their celestial globes incorrectly, facing outwards, to show a more attractive figure to the viewer. This was the case with a globe made in London in about 1810 by Charles Smith, which was later copied by Josiah Loring in Boston in 1832. Globe #14is a later version published in 1854, largely unchanged from Smith’s original.