Maple, paper, brass
H: 15.5″; Diameter: 14″
“Joslin’s Ten Inch Terrestrial Globe Manufactured by Gilman Joslin, Boston”
Gilman Joslin (1804 – c. 1886), who began his career as a wood turner and maker of looking glasses, began making globes for Josiah Loring (1775 – c.1840) of Boston around 1837. Early Loring globes were either imported from London globe maker C. Smith and Sons or re-engraved versions of the Smith globes. Joslin took over the Loring firm circa 1839 and continued to publish globes under his own name and Loring’s. By 1850 Joslin had set up a globe manufacturing operation and employed five workers. According to Rumsay, later issues of of his globes (in the 1870’s) dropped the Loring name.
The globe can be dated to circa 1875 based on the construction of the Suez Canal, 1859, which appears, and the appearance of Romania and Serbia as entities beyond the confines of the Austrian Empire, 1879, which do not appear.
The globe is in excellent with only light toning to the surface and chapter ring. The turned stand appears to be of maple.