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Inventory no. 48095 - Former Display Label

Between 1760 and c.1800

Terrestrial globe of plaster and lacquered paper gores printed from an engraved plate and coloured by hand, in fish-skin covered case with brass catches and hinges of which the interior is lined with the gores of a celestial globe. The globe and case differ from the previous one (C. 708) only in the thickness of the case and the colouring.

Owned and used by Augustus Bergh (1778-1864), master mariner, ship owner, and writer.

Presented by his great-great-grandson Rowland Bergh Esq., in memory of his wife Mrs Mavis Bergh.


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