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From an Important American Globe Maker

Terrestrial Globe/ Climate. JOSLIN, Gilman [Boston, c. 1890s]
10 inches in diameter; 16 ¼ inches total height. On single-pedestal, wooden ebonized stand; generally very good with light toning, wear to surface, soiling, light overall flecking, but no significant cracks, damages, or repairs.


The firm begun by Gilman Joslin (1804-c. 1886) in c. 1837, which succeeded that of Josiah Loring, was one of the longest-lived and successful, American globe making concerns, lasting through the first decade of the 20th century. An unusual feature of this globe are the lines demarcating the areas within which certain products such as grain, vines, wood and bananas can be grown.
Both North and South Dakota appear, thus dating the globe after their admission as states in 1889. Oklahoma is shaded blue, with a small zone in its western portion shaded pink. Although neither section is labeled, the western section likely represents Oklahoma Territory as formed by the Organic Act of 1890. Elsewhere, the Great Wall of China is indicated by a solid line. A north polar calotte is printed with an hour ring.

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