Globe 12

"The American Nine Inch Terrestrial Globe, Exhibiting, with the greatest possible Accuracy, The Positions Of The Principal Known Places Of The Earth; with New Discoveries & Political Alterations down to the present Period: 1819" (Albany St. [New York]: J. Wilson & Co.), 9 in. diameter, 13.5 in. high, with brass full meridian ring and painted horizon band, mounted on four-legged stained maple stand with cross stretchers

Globes 2 and 3 are also James Wilson globes.

Globe 12: "In 1819, Wilson introduced his reduced 9" terrestrial globe, with a later edition issued in 1820. . . . For North America, the globe's geography seems to follow that of Melish's famous general map of the United States. The boundary between Spanish America and the United States is drawn according to the terms of the Adams-Onis Treaty (1819), and the globe was probably created and published in celebration of that event." --from the dealer's description

James Wilson (b. 1763). "Wilson was a native of New Hampshire who spent his early adulthood as a farmer and blacksmith. In the latter occupation he discovered he possessed considerable skill in the working of hot metal. The mastery of metal-working, combined with a keen and inquisitive intelligence must have been the inspiration for his desire to construct globes. He studied the art of copper-engraving under Amos Doolittle, of Connecticut, the famous early American engraver and printmaker, and mapmaking under Jedidiah Morse, the 'Father of American Geography.' His first globe(terrestrial) was dated 1811, measured 13 inches in diameter, and was THE FIRST GLOBE PREPARED AND PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES. Subsequent editions of Wilson's 13" terrestrial globe appeared in 1812, 1821, 1828, 1831, etc. A companion 13" celestial globe was introduced in 1812, which was also republished several times."--from the dealer's descriptionTop