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Lot 1250: Fine Regency eighteen inch terrestrial library globe, john and william cary, 1817, Comprised of twenty engraved gores, the cartouche rePlatinum House
October 11, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Fine Regency eighteen inch terrestrial library globe
john and william cary, 1817
Comprised of twenty engraved gores, the cartouche reading "Cary's new terrestrial globe : exhibiting the tracks and discoveries made by Captain Cook : also those of Captain Vancouver on the North West Coast of America and M. de la Pe´rouse on the coast of Tartary : together with every other improvement collected from various navigators and travellers to the present time... W. Cary, sold by S. & J. Duncan, Glasgow, 1817", with brass meridien ring, on stand issuing three downswept legs terminating in brass caps and castors.
H: 44, D: 18 in.
Good, restored condition
Brass meridian ring moves freely
Globe moves freely
Old outline color
Astrological meridian possibly a facsimile, or perhaps very far under varnish
Restored tears in Atlantic and to the West of Chile
Small 1/4 in loss around S Pole
A few scuffs/scratches to stand, otherwise fine.
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