Sign on the meridian line
By Anonymous, 1850
[Globe form inkwell].
- Author: Anonymous
- Publication date: c1850
- Physical description: Globe, hand-coloured engraved gores on two concave brass hemispheres, hinged, containing internal glass inkwell, spring mounted seal, gilt finish to interior, flattened base. With old paper label to base. One or two inkstains.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 51mm (2 inches).
- Inventory reference: 15729
The cartography is typical of Victorian maps, but simplified, with no relief shown on the land. The continents and many of the countries are identified by name, along with some major rivers.