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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 216

    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN EIGHT-INCH TABLE GLOBES

    BY THOMAS MALBY & SON, CIRCA 1860

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    A PAIR OF VICTORIAN EIGHT-INCH TABLE GLOBES
    BY THOMAS MALBY & SON, CIRCA 1860
    Comprising a terrestrial and celestial globe, with engraved-brass meridian ring, the Terrestrial globe dated 1876 inscribed MALBY'S/TERRESTRIAL GLOBE,/Compiled from the latest & MOST AUTHENTIC SOURCES,/Including all the recent/Geographical Discoveries./Manufactured by Thos Malby & Son. Globe and Map Sellers to the Admiralty. 37 Parker Street, Little Queen Street, Holborn, London. 1876. the Celestial globe inscribed 'MALBY'S/CELESTIAL GLOBE,/Collated from the works of Piazzi, Bradley, Hevelius, Mayer, la Caille, and Johnson./MANUFACTURED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE/SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE SOCIETY FOR/THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE/BY MALBY & SON, LONDON/1860, on turned mahogany stands
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high overall (2)


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    Malby and Son, formerly Malby and Co., produced globes in London from about 1840 until the end of the 19th century. In 1849, Malby constructed the largest pair of globes ever made in England, with a diameter of 92cm. (36 in.), exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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