In the collection you will find early terrestrial and celestial globes.
A classic victorian political and physical globe edited in Bruxelles by the famous house Merzbach and Falk, founded in 1881. A rather interesting globe depicting mountains, ocean currents and wireless cables. Antarctica has not yet been explored. (more…)
A very fine and impressive terrestrial floor globe, more then hundred fifty years old, with the known world in the middle of the 19th century. The globe is mounted in a calibrated brass meridian with hour ring on the north pole and wooden horizon ring with the houses of the zodiac, the months of the year, azimuth amplitude and so on. The horizon ring raised on four quadrant arcs on a turned baluster column supported on tripod legs on wheels. Unfortunately the compass is missing.
On the globe there are to find the voyages of Cook, Vancouver, de la Perouse, Gore and other explorers in the 18th century. It is a great pleasure to study the world of that time on this large globe.
Inscribed in the circular cartouche the maker’s label with a weapon and a crown with the text, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. On both sides of the weapon a lion and a unicorn. Under the weapon the text, DIEU ET MON DROIT. In the cartouche the text: (more…)
A gorgeous pair of globes, two centuries old, with brass meridian and wooden horizon, published by John and William Cary, known as the greatest globe makers of their era. The celestial globe dates 1816, the date of the terrestrial globe is hidden. The globes rest on ebonized stands, Regency period. In the globes there are stabilisation pellets that function as a brake on the rotational movement. The horizons show the amplitude, wind directions, names of the constellations of the Zodiac and a calendar with the month of the year.
In a cartouche on the terrestrial globe is inscribed:
C A R Y ’ s
From the best Authorities extant;
Exhibiting the late Discoveries towards the
and every improvement in Geography
to the present time
The terrestrial globe shows the Table of Equatation, showing the differences in time between clock and sun, in the Pacific Ocean. It shows the voyages of Vancouver in 1792, of De la Perouse in 1786 and of Captain Cook in 1771 and 1778 in the days of exploration. Antartic is still unknown. Some vulcano’s are depicted and even the Chinese Wall has shown.
Date and the name of the publishers (Published J.& W. or G. & J. Cary, St. James Street) are hidden under the label of retailer YEATES & SON, Dublin.
The celestial globe is inscribed in a cartouche:
C A R Y ’ s
NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE,
are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars
selected from the most accurate observations
and calculated for the year 1800.
With the exient of each Constellation precisely defined
by Mr.Gilpin of the ROYAL SOCIETY
Made and sold by J.&W. Cary Strand London Jan 1.1816
The size of the depicted stars is related to their brightness, displayed in a table with magnitudes. The zodiac signs are going together with beautiful drawings in weak colors. The names are in latin Corona, Taurus, Leo, Lynx and so on.
HD: 46×43 cm (18×16”)
D globes: 31 cm (12.2”)
Condition: wear consistent with an age of two centuries and use, former restaurations
A very well preserved French paper mache globe designed by P. Lapie (1779-1850), made by Lorrain and Bastien Aine in Paris around 1840. Even the hour ring is present. Antarctica has only been sparsely discovered.
The globe is mounted on a single pedestal of blackened beech wood. The horizon ring, armature and meridian ring are all made of cardboard. On the carrying arms the large places on earth are indicated with length and latitude position.
On the horizon ring the Zodiac, month of the year, wind directions, all-in French.
All parts with vibrant original color and clear, sharp patina.
In the cartouche the text:
D’ apres celui de P. Lapie
BASTIEN, AINÉ, rue St. André des Arts 60
P A R I S
Overall a beautifull globe.
Date: ca. 1840
D globe: 21,5 cm
Signed: see cartouche
Condition: in a very good condition