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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    A PAIR OF REGENCY 21-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES

    BY J & W CARY, THE CELESTIAL GLOBE DATED 1799, THE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE DATED 1812

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY 21-INCH TERRESTRIAL AND CELESTIAL GLOBES
    BY J & W CARY, THE CELESTIAL GLOBE DATED 1799, THE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE DATED 1812
    The terrestrial 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 PEROUSE, on the COAST of TARTARY. TOGETHER With every other Improvement collected from Various Navigators to the present time. LONDON: Made & Sold by J.& W. Cary, Strand, March 1st.1812., made up of two sets of eighteen hand-coloured engraved split half-gores, with fully graduated equatorial, ecliptic and four meridians, the Pacific ocean with an analemma, many explorers' tracks and numerous notes and dates, Antarctica with no land shown but Firm Fields and Vast Mountains of Ice 71.10 Highest South Lat of Capt.Cook and other notes, the continents with nation states faintly colour-outlined, showing cities depicted by a small building, towns, rivers, mountains in pictorial relief, marshland, caravan routes and African salt and copper mines, with numerous notes and Canada with no northern coastline;
    the celestial CARY'S New and Improved CELESTIAL GLOBE ON WHICH Is carefully laid down THE WHOLE of the STARS AND NEBULÆ, Contained in the ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGUE of the REVD. Mr. WOLLASTON, F.R.S., Compiled from the Authorities of FLAMSTEED, DE LA CAILLE, HEVELIUS, MAYER, BRADLEY, HERSCHEL, MASKELYNE &c. With an extensive number from the works of Miss Herschel, The whole adapted to the year 1800, and the Limits of each Constellation determined by a boundary line. London: Made & Sold by J.& W. Cary, No. 181 Strand Mar 1 1799, made up of two sets of eighteen hand-coloured engraved split half-gores laid to the ecliptic poles, the axis through the celestial poles, with fully graduated equatorial, ecliptic with twilight zone and four colures, the constellations depicted by mythical beasts, figures and scientific instruments, with dotted boundaries, the stars shown to nine orders of magnitude with doubles, clusters and nebulæ and labelled with Greek and Roman characters and Arabic numerals denoting their source, with an explanation beneath the cartouche;
    both spheres with engraved brass hour dial and stamped meridian, the hand-coloured engraved paper horizon ring with degree (x2), Zodiac and calendar scales and wind directions;
    the mahogany stand with three quadrants to the meridian support with turned inverted finial, the three tapering reeded legs terminating in castors and united by turned stretchers to the glazed compass box with blued-steel needle and engraved thirty-two point wind rose with degree scales and signed J.& W. CARY STRAND LONDON, the stretchers, compass box and printed paper compass rose replaced, restorations to the paper half-gores, and paper horizon rings
    46 in. (117 cm.) high (2)


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    This pair of globes were produced in 1799 and 1812 respectively by the first generation of the family, who had started the business in 1791. John Cary (1754-1825) and William Cary (1759-1825) have signed both pairs. By 1824, the firm was run by George and John Cary, sons of John Cary Senior. Together with the firms of Newton and Bardin, globes made by the Carys accounted for the majority of globes produced in England during the early 19th Century (see 'The World in Your Hands', Exhibition Catalogue, London, Christie's, 1994, pp. 64-5).

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