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Lot 1295: A PAIR OF 18 INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES BY W. &. T. M. BARDIN , DATED 1815 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: each on turned mahogany stands with downswept legs and spade feet with casters, the feet joined by a compass-centered tripartite stretcherwith a label to the terrestrial gore: To the Rt Honourable Sir Joseph Banks, Bart, K.B. / President of the Royal Society / This new British terrestrial globe containing all the newest discoveries and communications for the most correct and authentic observations and surveys to the year 1819 by Capt. Cook and other great navigators engraved with a drawing by M. P. Arrowsmith, geographer, W. & T. M. Bardin
Excellent restored condition. Gores have been later varnished, minor filled to where they are joined. Later compass papers and spindle stretchers. Minor old marks and scratches. Brass rings very slightly tarnished. Lovely quality. Ebony strung radial ring.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: 110cm. high; 3ft. ¼in.