Globe 14: 1870s? celestial globe, shown after its preservation work.
Gilman Joslin (1804-ca. 1886), one of America's most prolific globe makers, began making globes for Josiah Loring (1775-c. 1840) in 1837, and took over the business two years later. Loring had begun selling globes in 1832. He advertised that his globes were superior to British globes of the period. Yet, early Loring globes were either imported from C. Smith & Sons, one of the leading British globe makers of the late Georgian period, or re-engraved versions of Smith & Sons globes. Gilman Joslin began as a wood turner and maker of looking glass mirrors. After taking over Loring´s business, he began producing globes under the Loring name and under his own name. Joslin set up a globe manufacturing facility in Boston, and by 1850 had five workers. Gilman Joslin was joined by his son William B. Joslin in 1874 and the firm continued in operation as Gilman Joslin & Son until 1907. --from georgeglazer.com
More information about Joslin and his globes can be found in: Joslin’s Terrestrial and Celestial Globes (Boston, Mass.: G. Joslin & Son, [1885?]). [call number: MAP 8406.502]