Nicholas Lane (fl1775-1783), was particularly associated with the production of a pair of pocket globes (70mm / 2.75 inches) in about 1779. The globe would be updated in 1807 by his son Thomas Lane (fl1801-1829), who continued to revise the globe up until the 1820s. The globes were also offered wholesale, issued with other merchant’s names pasted over Lane’s.
When Dudley Adams went bankrupt in 1817, the copper plates appear to have come into the hands of the Lane firm. Adams had in turn purchased these plates from James Ferguson.