POCKET GLOBE; NEWTON, SON & BERRY. Newton's New and Improved Terrestrial Globe. London: Newton Son & Berry, 66 Chancery Lane, c.1830.
Lot 9
POCKET GLOBE; NEWTON, SON & BERRY.
Newton's New and Improved Terrestrial Globe. London: Newton Son & Berry, 66 Chancery Lane, c.1830.
US$ 5,000 - 8,000
£3,700 - 6,000

History of Science

22 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

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POCKET GLOBE; NEWTON, SON & BERRY.
Newton's New and Improved Terrestrial Globe. London: Newton Son & Berry, 66 Chancery Lane, c.1830.
A 3 inch (7 cm) diameter pocket globe in original fishskin covered wood case with two brass hook-and-eye clasps. 12 hand-colored engraved gores, signed in northern portion of Pacific Ocean, inside of case with 12 engraved hand-colored celestial gores depicting the northern and southern hemispheres signed Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe.
Provenance: Christie's South Kensington, lot 79, October 26, 2006
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Globe with Meridian of London and graduated equatorial and ecliptic, the oceans showing various explorers tracks with notes and dates. Case with graduated equatorial, ecliptic and colures, as well as the constellations depicted as mythical beast and scientific instruments. "The Newton family were one of the most important globe making firms in England in the early 19th century. The founder, John Newton (1759-1844), was apprenticed to Thomas Bateman (fl. 1754-1781), who in turn, had been a pupil of Nathaniel Hill ... The firm changed to Newton, Son & Berry when they were joined by Miles Berry, a civil engineer and patent agent..." (Globes and the Mechanical Universe p 56).
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