• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 29

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III 16-INCH TABLE GLOBES

    BY BENJAMIN MARTIN, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III 16-INCH TABLE GLOBES
    BY BENJAMIN MARTIN, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Comprising a terrestrial and celestial globe in brass meridian rings with hour circle and pointer, on contemporary stands with horizon ring supported by six turned columns united by cross stretchers and turned circular platform and meridian support; the terrestrial cartouche by Jon Senex F.R.S [Now] made and sold with several new improvements by Benj. Martin only in Fleet Street, London, [175]7; the celestial cartouche ...In Annum 1740 Opera Johan Senex R.S.S. LONDINI
    24½ in. (62 cm.) high overall
    The original plates for Senex's globes were purchased at auction in 1755 by James Ferguson, who in turn sold them to one of London's leading scientific instrument and globe maker's, Benjamin Martin (1705-82). (2)


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