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A Fine, English Celestial Globe

Globe/ Southern Constellations. CARY, J. & W. [London, 1791/ 1816]
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…Strand London Jan.1 1816.

12-inches diameter, 25 inches high with a 17 ½ inch diameter horizon band. In original Queen Anne, mahogany stand with a compass in the base. Globe is surmounted by a calibrated brass northern polar hour circle in calibrated full brass meridian, the horizon band with engraved paper calendar and zodiac. Fine original color; slightly age-darkened & minor staining but an attractive patina, excellent overall.

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A Beautiful & Interesting Table Globe

Terrestrial Globe/ Pacific Geography. DELAMARCHE, Felix [Paris, 1832]
Globe Terrestre Dresse par Fx. Delamrche, Succr. de R. De Vaugondy 1832.

9 ½ inches (24 cm.) diameter; 21 inches (53 cm.) total height. Single pedestal globe with horizon ring, armature & meridian all of wood, wear and staining on meridian at point where fits into stand, some chipping at extremities, else fine; globe with vibrant original color and clear, sharp patina; some abrasion & losses, mostly in lower and upper extremities; overall very good plus condition.

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A Fine American Floor Globe

Terrestrial Floor Globe. COPLEY, Charles/ JOSLIN, Gilman [Boston, 1852/ c. 1870s]
[On Horizon Ring: Improved Globe, Boston. / Manufactured By Gilman Joslin. Corrected To Date. Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1852, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.
16 inches in diameter;
39 inches total height. Victorian parlor dark-stained oak tripod stand with shaped supports above central baluster standard on cabriole legs ending in snake feet; excellent condition with a few minor repairs with original finish. Globe with calibrated nickel-plated hour circles at the north and south poles, mounted within a calibrated full nickel-plated meridian. Horizon ring decorated with an engraved paper calendar and zodiac, somewhat age-darkened and with wear. Globe with vibrant original wash coloring. Condition: Rich original varnish surface with a warm, quite bright patina; scattered minor toning, wear, abrasions, small cracks, all professionally restored, still excellent overall.

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A Remarkable American Astronomical Device

Planetarium/ Armillary Sphere/ Scientific Education. BRYANT, Henry L. [Hartford, CT., 1872]
The Celestial Indicator .

18 1/2 inches high, 11 1/2 inches diameter, 7 1/2 inch diameter base. Comprised of a series of calibrated brass armillary bands forming a spherical frame, surrounding an orrery mechanism comprised of the various known planets represented by wooden spheres on wire armatures, spherical and painted wooden representation of the earth with revolving moon sphere, a rectangular plate representing the asteroid belt, and at the very center a brass sphere representing the sun, turning by a knob on the outer part of the sphere. The brass bands mounted with instruction label, label showing the stars in the zodiac belt, and central front label on rounded plate showing the northern sky including the serpent constellation. All raised on a round cast iron base with gilt-line decoration. Some tarnishing of metals, still excellent condition overall.

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A Fine Pair of Matching, English Library Globes
Mounted in Traditional Style

Globe Pair. THOMAS MALBY & SON [London, 1877]
Malby’s Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the lates & Most Authentic Sources...
[With] Malby’s Celestial Globe, Exhibiting the whole of the Stars Contained in the Catalogues of Piazzi, Bradley, Hevelius, Mayer

18-inches in diameter; 40-inches total height. 12 original-colored, lithographed gores & two polar calottes mounted on plaster-covered wooden sphere. In original, three-legged, maple (?) stand with original compass supported on three stretchers in base; compass glass, needle & card also all original; minor wear to stand; original steel meridian with brass fittings at poles; horizon ring with slight wear; globe surface clear, bright & largely unmarred; few small repaired crack at north pole, restored area in northern Scandinavia, western U. S. & rotational abrasion in antipodes with scattered wear; withal excellent condition, uncommonly vibrant and clear.

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