The inscription explains that this terrestrial globe was made with the latest and most exact observations approved by the Academy of Sciences in Paris, in 1728.
Globe made by Jean-Antoine Nollet, scientist; Map by Louis Borde, engraver
French, Paris, 1728
Wood painted with vernis Martin; papier mâché; printed paper; bronze
3 ft. 7 in. x 1 ft. 5 1/2 in. x 1 ft. 1/2 in.