Work Record Linked to Class Authority [Figure 37]

Work Record

Class [link] decorative arts • furniture • scientific instruments • European art
*Work Type [link] globe
*Title Terrestrial Globe | Title Type: preferred
*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-
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
*Subjects [links to authorities] object (utilitarian) • Earth • geography
• cartography
*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: 31.8; 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 [link]: 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 The globe and its pendant were designed by the popular
scientist who taught physics to the royal children. Owning a globe was very
fashionable in the 18th century, and considered essential for the libraries
of the aristocracy.
Description Source [link] J. Paul Getty Museum online.
(accessed February 10, 2004).
Related Work Relationship type [controlled]: pendant of
[link to Work Record]: Celestial Globe ; globe; Nicolas Bailleul le jeune
(French, active 1740-1750); 1730; J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles,
California, United States); 86.DH.705.2

Authority Record

*Term decorative arts (preferred)
*Note Designation for those arts involving the creation of works that
serve utilitarian as well as aesthetic purposes, or involving the decoration
and embellishment of utilitarian objects.
*Source [link] Art & Architecture Thesaurus (1988-).

CREDIT: The J. Paul Getty Museum
(Los Angeles, California). Globe made
and assembled by Jean-Antoine Nollet,
scientist; Map by Louis Borde, engraver.
Terrestrial Globe. 1728. Wood painted with
vernis Martin; papier mâché; printed paper;
bronze. 109.9 x 44.5 x 31.8 cm (43 1/4 x
17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches). 86.DH.705.1.
© The J. Paul Getty Trust.