• Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe
  • Twelve Inch Johnston Globe

Twelve Inch Johnston Globe

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A fantastic terrestrial globe by W. & A.K. Johnston set in an ebonised stand with four turned legs and cross stretchers. 

The globe is printed in several colours and comprises of twelve coated lithographic paper gores over a twelve inch gesso covered sphere. It shows all the continents and countries as they were at the time it was printed and also indicates ocean currants. A cartouche is present that states,"12 inch Globe by W. & A.K. Johnston, Geographers; Engravers and Printers to the Queen, Edinburgh & London". Unusually, the globe also has a date printed; 1883.

The sphere is surmounted by a brass hour circle, within a calibrated full brass meridian and circular horizon band with engraved paper calendar and zodiac. 

The globe also has a printed Analemma - a diagram showing the declination of the Sun for every day in the year and the equation of time.

The Analemma therefore shows the position of the Sun in the sky as seen from a fixed location on Earth at the same mean solar time, as the sun's position varies over the course of a year.

Dimensions: 30.5 cm/12 inches (Globe diameter) x 44.5 cm/17½ inches (Max. height on stand).

W. & A.K. Johnston was founded by brothers William and Alexander Keith Johnston, who started out as apprentices to the Scottish globe maker and publisher James Kirkwood in his Edinburgh workshop.

Product Reference: 13551
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