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A new globe of the earth [cartographic material] / by L. Cushee
Bib ID 3673780
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Cushee, Leonard Compere, fl1751-1760
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [ca. 1:188,000,000] 
Description [London : Leonard Cushee ; Sold by Benjamin Cole, Instrument-maker to His Majesty at the Orrery and Globe near Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, 1751] 
1 globe : col., mounted on wooden stand ; 7 cm. in diam. 
Biography/History

Leonard Compere Cushee is believed to have been a close relation of Richard Cushee (1696-c.1734), globe maker, surveyor, and publisher. Leonard Cushee was apprenticed to Nathaniel Hill in 1751 who in turn had apprenticed with Richard Cushee. Leonard continued to make pocket globes until about 1760.

Notes

Pocket-sized terrestrial globe mounted in mahogany stand. This sphere consists of two hemispheres of paper mache joined at the equator with a wooden rod within aligned with the polar axis. The orb was then coated with plaster to which 12 gores are fixed. There are two polar calottes at latitude 70 degrees. Gores are copper engraved, hand-colored and varnished with pivot holes at both poles. The North Pole and South Poles are labeled and extensive trade winds are noted in ocean areas. Northwest Canada and America are labelled Unknown Parts but California is no longer shown as an island. Alaska is indicated with a long slender island. Australia is labelled 'New Holland' and 'Lewin' [i.e. in the region of Perth] according to Dutch discoveries but the eastern coastline is still ill defined with Diemans Land [i.e. Tasmania] joined to the mainland. Note that the unexplored east coast is represented in the typical fashion of this period as joined to New Guinea by an extended land mass labelled Carpentaria. N. Zeeland is also shown. The oceans are named The Great South Sea, Western Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Indian Sea, The Eastern or Indian Sea and Ice Sea.

Cartouche title.

Also available in electronic version via the Internet: http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-glob8

National Library's copy has several holes & indents in its surface.

Subjects World maps - Early works to 1800.  |  Earth (Planet) - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1751 
Form/genre Globes.

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