'The globe or sphere in its three different positions', mid 18th century.
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Trade card of the English globe maker, Nathaniel Hill (fl 1746-1764) of Chancery Lane, London. His card indicates that he provides globes in 'any size between three and 28 inches in diameter' and are 'elegantly fitted up for gentleman and ladies at the most reasonable price'. The card is illustrated with three views of a globe in a four legged stand positioned in a parallel, direct and oblique orientation.