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Number: 3634
Continent: Africa
Region: South
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1750 (estimated)
Title: [Untitled, globe gore or gores]
Language: Latin
Publish Origin:
Height: 40.0
Width: 35.0
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 15,000,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Johann Friedrich Endersch
Engraver: Johann Friedrich Endersch
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Northernmost Latitude: 0.0
Southernmost Latitude: -40.0
Westernmost Longitude: 9.0
Easternmost Longitude: 42.5
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [Rudermann source] Finely engraved sheet of four globe gores covering the southern part of Africa, from an unrecorded mid-18th Century Globe. In August 2012, we were advised of a similar set of gores at the University of Vilnius, engraved by Johann Friedrich Endersch, Royal Geographer to King Augustus III of Poland. Johann Friedrich Endersch (1705-1769) was a famous German cartographer and mathematician. Endersch was born in Dornfeld in Thuringia, became a medical doctor and cartographer/engraver for Homan Heirs, Schrambl, and von Reilly, and had spent most of his life in Elblag in Royal Prussia, Poland. Johann Friedrich Enderschgot the title of Royal Mathematician from Augustus III of Poland. Extends south to Tristan da Cunha and Cap Terne Austr., which is probably Bouvet Island. This pair of gores was acquired in a set of 8 (of 12) gores, which when joined would have made a 67cm diameter terrestrial globe. There is no attribution and, to date, it would appar that the gores are from an unrecorded Globe, for which no known complete examples of the globe or gores survive. Based upon information on several of the gores, the publication can be reliably tracked to 1751 or shortly therafter. This is one of 2 sheets or gores that included Africa. Printed on paper with watermark HB with cross. 17x 14 inches; [scale measured from Equator to Tropic of Capricorn]
Last updated: Aug 29, 2020