A Charles Smith & Son 4-inch pocket globe, dated 1834,

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Lot 566
A Charles Smith & Son 4-inch pocket globe,
dated 1834,

Sold for £ 2,880 (US$ 4,021) inc. premium
A Charles Smith & Son 4-inch pocket globe, dated 1834,
With twenty-four coloured and lacquered paper gores and inscribed 'Smith's terrestrial globe exhibiting the whole of the discoveries to 1834, London, C.Smith & Son, 172 Strand', showing the voyages of Cook, Gore, Clerke, Vancouver and la Perouse, within a sharkskin covered spherical case case lined with printed celestial gores 4in (10cm) diam

Footnotes

  • The publishing firm Charles Smith & Son was founded in 1799 by Charles Smith "engraver to the Prince of Wales", started by selling maps. Competition with the Cary firm may have stimulated the addition of globes to their line of production. The firm had a shop in The Strand from 1827 to 1852 and then later moved to 63 Charing Cross.
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