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Terrestrial Globe, by John Senex, London, 1718

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Inventory Number: 28920
Object Type:
Persons: John Senex (Maker)
Date Created: 1718
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: A terrestrial globe mounted in a copper alloy ring and a four legged wooden base with a wooden equatorial ring.
Primary Inscriptions: 'A New & Correct | GLOBE of ye EARTH | together with a View of ye General & | Coasting Trade winds, Monsoons &c | Laid down according to ye Newest | Discoveries and from ye most Exact | Observations | By Iohn Senex | Sold only by [him at the Globe in] | Salisbury court near Fleet Street | 1718'. In the Southern Ocean is an additional inscription "Note that the Arrows among the lines shew the Course of those General and Coasting Trade Winds and the Arrows in ye void spaces shew the Course of the Monsoons or Shifting Trade Winds, and ye Abbreviations Sept. &c. shew the Time of the Year when such Winds blow".
Provenance: Lent by Oriel College, Oxford, in 1931.
Collection Group: Oriel College Collection
Material(s): Wood
Copper Alloy
Metal
Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
482 433 mm

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