Terrestrial Globe by George Adams

Made:
1766 in Fleet Street
maker:
George Adams

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King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
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Terrestrial globe, on mahogany tripod stand with compass with glazed mahogany case made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1766. Inscribed 'Made by G. ADAMS Fleet Street LONDON' on the compass.

This is one of a pair of globes made by George Adams for King George III. A cartouche in Latin reads: 'To the most august King of the Britons, George III, equally a devotee and protector of the sciences, this terrestrial globe, showing all the places on Earth thus far discovered, from the most recent and accurately described observations of voyaging seamen and astornomers, is given and dedicated as the monument of a grateful heart and respect, with all honour and duty, by the most devoted G. Adams, London, by G.Adams instrument maker to the King, in Fleet Street'. The terrestrial globe shows the route of Admiral George Anson's (1697-1762) voyage round the world from 1740-1744.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1700 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product) and wood (unidentified)
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
King's College, London