Example 109: Globe, related work

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • decorative arts • furniture • scientific instruments • European art
*Work Type [link]: • terrestrial globe
*Title: Terrestrial Globe
*Creator Display: globe made by Jean-Antoine Nollet (French, 1700-1770); map engraved by Louis Borde (French, active 1730s-1740s); wood stand painted with vernis Martin (possibly applied by the Martin brothers’ studio)
Extent [controlled]: globe *Role [link]: creator [link]: Nollet , Jean-Antoine
Extent [controlled]: map *Role [link]: engraver [link]: Borde, Louis
Extent [controlled]: stand Qualifier: possibly by *Role [link]: painters [link]: Martin brothers
*Creation Date: 1728 [controlled]: • Earliest: 1728 • Latest: 1728
*Subject [links]: • object (utilitarian) • Earth • geography • cartography
Culture [link]: • French
*Current Location [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States) • ID: 86.DH.705.1
*Measurements: 109.9 (height) x 44.5 (diameter of globe) x 31.8 cm (depth of the stand) (43 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 109.9 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 44.5 Unit: cm Type: diameter | Value: 31.8 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: papier mâché, printed paper, and gilt bronze on a wooden (poplar, spruce, and alder) stand painted with vernis Martin
Material [links]: • papier mâché • paper • bronze • poplar • spruce • alder Technique [link]: • vernis Martin
Inscriptions: dedication to duchesse du Maine, wife of Louis XIV’s first illegitimate child
Description: Jean-François Nollet, a noted scientist who taught physics to the French royal children, designed and assembled this globe, which shows a map of the earth’s surface. In 1728 he dedicated it to the duchesse du Maine, the wife of Louis XIV’s eldest illegitimate child. The duchesse was Nollet’s most important patron and aunt to the comte de Clermont, to whom the celestial globe is dedicated. Louis Borde, the engraver of the map, also sponsored the costly printing process. He was the publisher who provided the money needed for the engraving of the copper plate, supervised the different stages of printing and the distribution of the prints, and remained in principle the owner of the plate.
Description Source [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum online. www.getty.edu (accessed 07 July 2007)

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Relationship Type:
pendant of
[link to Work]: Celestial Globe, Jean-Antoine Nollet (French, 1700-1770); Nicolas Bailleul le jeune (French, active 1740-1750); 1730; J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States); ID:86.DH.705.2

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