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Auction archive: Lot number 127

A fine pair of 19th-Century 15-inch English library globes

Auction 01.07.2003
1 Jul 2003
Estimate
£18,000 - £22,000
ca. US$29,226 - US$35,721
Price realised:
£17,625
ca. US$28,617
Auction archive: Lot number 127

A fine pair of 19th-Century 15-inch English library globes

Auction 01.07.2003
1 Jul 2003
Estimate
£18,000 - £22,000
ca. US$29,226 - US$35,721
Price realised:
£17,625
ca. US$28,617
Beschreibung:

A fine pair of 19th-Century 15-inch English library globes, by the Cary family, London, 1818/1832 -- 99.1cm. (39in.) high See Colour Illustration The terrestrial CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Drawn from the most recent GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS, shewing the whole of the New Discoveries with the TRACKS of the PRINCIPAL NAVIGATORS and every improvement in Geography to the Present Time. LONDON. London. Published by G. & J. Cary, S t James's, S t. Jan y7 t h1832 . The sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores on a wood and plaster sphere. The watermark WILMOT 1830 is visible in some places. The equatorial is graduated in degress of amplitude and azimuth and in hours and minutes; the four meridians are graduated in degrees; the ecliptic is graduated in 12 times 1-30° with sigils. The oceans show an analemma, seasonal passages in the Indian Ocean, and the tracks of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Butler, Furneaux, la Perouse, Gore, Ross and Clerke with notes and dates. The Antarctic shows no coastline, but two notes reading Islands & Firm Fields of Ice and 71°10' the most South nLatitude of Capt. Cook Vast Islands and firm Fields of Ice . The continents show pale orange, green and yellow shading for the nation states, with some faint remains of outlining. Details include: towns, cities, trivers, mountains, deserts and the great Wall of China. Australia shows the boundary between New Holland and New South Wales; Africa shows oases and copper mines, the Mountains of the Moon, NIME AMAY and UNKNOWN PARTS ; North America shows territories of nations such as the Snake, Fall, Blackfoot, Rocky Mountain and Dog Rib Indians, and California is labelled Unexplored Countries (neat repair around the equator with some detail loss; some other areas of repaired cracking); the celestial CARY'S NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE, ON WHICH are carefully laid down the whole of the STARS AND NEBULAE contained in the Catalogues of Wollaston, Herschel, Bode, Piazzi, Zach &c. calculated to the Year 1820. Made & Sold by J. & W. Cary 181 Strand, London 1818 . The sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores laid to the ecliptic poles laid on a wood and plaster sphere, with the axis through the celestial poles. The equatorial is graduated in degrees, hours and minutes; the colures are graduated in degress; and the ecliptic with twilight zone is graduated in days of the month with names and 12 times 1-30° with sigils. A table shows the stars to eight orders of magnitude, with nebulae, and a note below the cartouche explains the labelling with numbers, Greek characters, underlining and initials. The constellations are depicted by mythical beasts and figures and scientific instruments; both spheres have an engraved brass hour dial and meridian circle. The hand-coloured engraved paper horizon shows degrees of amplitude and azimuth, compass directions, days of the month and of the houses of the Zodiac. It is applied to a mahogany ring with red-painted edge, supported on four quadrant supports to a central turned column with three inswept legs with castors. A glazed compass is suspended between the legs signed in both cases J. & W. CARY STRAND LONDON , with a thirty-two point wind rose, graduations in both directions and a blued-steel needle. (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 127
Auction:
Datum:
1 Jul 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
Beschreibung:

A fine pair of 19th-Century 15-inch English library globes, by the Cary family, London, 1818/1832 -- 99.1cm. (39in.) high See Colour Illustration The terrestrial CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Drawn from the most recent GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS, shewing the whole of the New Discoveries with the TRACKS of the PRINCIPAL NAVIGATORS and every improvement in Geography to the Present Time. LONDON. London. Published by G. & J. Cary, S t James's, S t. Jan y7 t h1832 . The sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores on a wood and plaster sphere. The watermark WILMOT 1830 is visible in some places. The equatorial is graduated in degress of amplitude and azimuth and in hours and minutes; the four meridians are graduated in degrees; the ecliptic is graduated in 12 times 1-30° with sigils. The oceans show an analemma, seasonal passages in the Indian Ocean, and the tracks of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Butler, Furneaux, la Perouse, Gore, Ross and Clerke with notes and dates. The Antarctic shows no coastline, but two notes reading Islands & Firm Fields of Ice and 71°10' the most South nLatitude of Capt. Cook Vast Islands and firm Fields of Ice . The continents show pale orange, green and yellow shading for the nation states, with some faint remains of outlining. Details include: towns, cities, trivers, mountains, deserts and the great Wall of China. Australia shows the boundary between New Holland and New South Wales; Africa shows oases and copper mines, the Mountains of the Moon, NIME AMAY and UNKNOWN PARTS ; North America shows territories of nations such as the Snake, Fall, Blackfoot, Rocky Mountain and Dog Rib Indians, and California is labelled Unexplored Countries (neat repair around the equator with some detail loss; some other areas of repaired cracking); the celestial CARY'S NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE, ON WHICH are carefully laid down the whole of the STARS AND NEBULAE contained in the Catalogues of Wollaston, Herschel, Bode, Piazzi, Zach &c. calculated to the Year 1820. Made & Sold by J. & W. Cary 181 Strand, London 1818 . The sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores laid to the ecliptic poles laid on a wood and plaster sphere, with the axis through the celestial poles. The equatorial is graduated in degrees, hours and minutes; the colures are graduated in degress; and the ecliptic with twilight zone is graduated in days of the month with names and 12 times 1-30° with sigils. A table shows the stars to eight orders of magnitude, with nebulae, and a note below the cartouche explains the labelling with numbers, Greek characters, underlining and initials. The constellations are depicted by mythical beasts and figures and scientific instruments; both spheres have an engraved brass hour dial and meridian circle. The hand-coloured engraved paper horizon shows degrees of amplitude and azimuth, compass directions, days of the month and of the houses of the Zodiac. It is applied to a mahogany ring with red-painted edge, supported on four quadrant supports to a central turned column with three inswept legs with castors. A glazed compass is suspended between the legs signed in both cases J. & W. CARY STRAND LONDON , with a thirty-two point wind rose, graduations in both directions and a blued-steel needle. (2)

Auction archive: Lot number 127
Auction:
Datum:
1 Jul 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, South Kensington
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