A Pair of Fine Desk Globes by J. Cary, dated 1816 and 1824


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"A Pair of Fine Desk Globes by J. Cary, dated 1816 and 1824"
The Cary firm of London, established by John Cary (1754-1835), the engraver and cartographer, together with his brother William (1759-1825), the maker of scientific instruments, became one of England’s leading firms of globe makers in the late Georgian period from the early 1790s until its closing in 1850 when G.F.Cruchley (1822-1875) took over the firm from John’s sons George (1788-1859) and John Jnr. (1791-1852).

The present pair of globes are each 47 (h) x 44 (w) cm.

The emblazon of each globe reads:

“Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe delineated from the best Authorities extant; exhibiting the late discoveries toward the North Pole and every improvement in Geography to the present time. Made and sold by G & J Cary, 86 St James Street, Mar. 1 1824”

“Cary’s New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the year 1800, withextendof each Constellation precisely defined byMr.Gilpin of the Royal Society. Made and sold by J & W Cary, Strand, London, Jan 1 1816”
Price : $24,995
Period: 19th century
Style: British Colonial
Condition : Excellent condition

Material : Other
Width : 44 cm
Height : 47 cm

Reference : 722
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