A rare Richard Cushee 2 3/4-inch terrestrial pocket globe, English, circa 1731,
Lot 916
A rare Richard Cushee 2 3/4-inch terrestrial pocket globe, English, circa 1731,
Sold for £7,440 (US$ 11,925) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Richard Cushee 2 3/4-inch terrestrial pocket globe, English, circa 1731,
cartouche printed A New Globe of the Earth. R Cushee, the papier mache sphere applied with twelve copper engraved and hand coloured gores and two polar calottes, California is drawn as an island and Australia is represented according to the Dutch discoveries, the black sharkskin case has a celestial globe on the two inner hemispheres applied with twelve sets of hand coloured half gores

Footnotes

  • Richard Cushee was a globe maker and surveyor who worked at the sign of the Globe and Sun, between St Dunstan's Church and Chancery Lane in Fleet Street, London. In 1731, together with Thomas Wright, he published a book by Joseph Harris: The description and use of the globes, and the orrery. The pocket globes made by Cushee were used by Wright in the construction of his orreries.
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