A fine pair of J & W Cary 18-inch terrestrial and celestial globes,  English,  circa 1835,  (2)
Lot 126W
A fine pair of J & W Cary 18-inch terrestrial and celestial globes, English, circa 1835, (2)
Sold for £97,250 (US$ 163,459) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine pair of J & W Cary 18-inch terrestrial and celestial globes, English, circa 1835,
each sphere mounted in brass meridian within a horizon ring printed with scales for amplitude, azimuth, thirty two compass points and zodiac with the Latin names and symbols of the signs of the zodiac, the celestial globe bears a cartouche in oval mount printed Cary's New and Improved CELESTIAL GLOBE on which is carefully laid down the whole of the stars and nebulae &c,contained in the astronomical works of the Revd. Mr Wollaston, FRS, De La Caille, Herschel, Hevelius, Mayer, Flamstead, Bradley, &c. LONDON Made and sold by J & W Cary, Strand, March 1816, the terrestrial globe bears a cartouche in circular mount printed Cary's New TERRESTRIAL GLOBE the Tracks and Discoveries made by Captain Cook; Also those of Captain Vancouver on the North West Coast of America & M. De La Perouse, on the coast of Tartary, Together with every other Improvement collected from Various Navigators & Travellers to the present time. LONDON. Made and sold by J & W Cary, Strand, March 1st, 1816, with Correction & Editions to 1831, each horizon ring supported by four brackets above turned mahogany column and tripod base terminating in castors and stretcher centered by pins for magnetic compass with printed compass rose, (needles and glass on both lacking)
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  • Provenance

    From information supplied by the vendor, this pair of Cary library globes were purchased new by the vendor's family in the 1830's, to furnish a newly constructed house where they have remained until very recently.
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