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John Cary (1754 – 1835), Cary's New Celestial Globe

John Cary (1754 – 1835), Cary's New Celestial Globe

  • $ 9,000.00

John Cary (1754 – 1835) 
Cary's New Celestial Globe 
London, dated 1800 
Diameter 12 in.; Height 24 in. 

The globe made up of 2 sets of 12 engraved globe gores, hand-colored in outline with title cartouche dated 1800. Original varnish browned. Brass meridian circle, engraved graticule to one face. The globe mounted on its original elegant wooden English tripod stand, papered horizon bar, supported by four quadrants, turned wooden pillar and 3 ball and claw feet. light abrasion in the southern hemisphere of the globe and to the horizon bar, some lead shot loose in the interior. 

An attractive table globe, in the distinctive style of the English firm of the Cary Brothers, one of the most successful English makers of maps and globes in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. John Cary began his map business in London in 1791. For this globe he collaborated with his brother William. The Cary brothers dominated the thriving globe market in the late Georgian period, capitalizing on the dramatic growth of London trade to all parts of the world, merchants and gentry forming the backbone of his clientele. The 12-inch pair (celestial and terrestrial) were first issued in 1798 and continued in production until well into the 1820s. 

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