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The Connoisseur's Library Sale / A 15-inch Leonard Cushee Terrestrial Table Globe, English, circa 1760,

Lot 102
A 15-inch Leonard Cushee Terrestrial Table Globe,
English, circa 1760,
15 February 2022, 10:00 GMT
London, Knightsbridge

Sold for £14,000 inc. premium

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A 15-inch Leonard Cushee Terrestrial Table Globe, English, circa 1760,

the cartouche printed A NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE DRAWN From the Best Authorities BY L. Cushee, the sphere with twelve applied gores with green hand-colouring, California shown as a peninsula, north-west Canada labelled 'parts unknown', Australia and New Guinea shown as a single landmass, New Zealand labelled 'New Zeeland' with only a limited section of the west coast shown, the Sahara Desert labelled 'Zaara or the Desart', the globe mounted in brass meridian within horizon ring applied with degree compass point and astrological signs, on six-legged mahogany frame,
20 1/2in (52cm) tall with stand
horizon ring approx. 20in (51cm) diameter

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Property From a Distinguished Private Collection

Leonard Compere Cushee is recorded as having worked "Opposite the Temple-gate, Fleet St, London" around 1761. He was apprenticed to the distinguished globe maker Nathaniel Hill, who had a workshop at The Globe and Sun, Chancery Lane. A Richard Cushee is also known to have worked at the same Chancery Lane address in the 1730's, and it is probable that he was the brother or cousin of Leonard. There is otherwise very little known about of the life or career of Leonard Cushee.

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