[A terrestrial globe] London : Sold by C. Price & B. Scott at the Atlas against Exeter Change in ye Strand, 1715. 1 globe: hand cloured; 31 cm. in diameter. Mounted on a four-legged wooden stand with a brass meridian and a wooden horizon circle.
This globe by the English mapmaker Charles Price (1679?-1733) was produced in partnership with the mathematician Benjamin Scott (1690-1751). One of its key features is the marking of sea currents and trade winds, together with lines of magnetic variation devised by Edmond Halley. It was produced for an increasingly outward looking and commercially-minded British audience. In its content the globe closely follows Price’s large double-hemisphere world map of around 1712.
This model was created for a 2020 British Library project to digitise globes from its historic map collection. For enquiries regarding further re-use of this model please contact email@example.com.
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