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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 158

    A VICTORIAN 18-INCH CELESTIAL LIBRARY GLOBE

    MALBY & CO, LONDON. CIRCA 1850

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    A VICTORIAN 18-INCH CELESTIAL LIBRARY GLOBE
    MALBY & CO, LONDON. CIRCA 1850
    MALBY'S CELESTIAL GLOBE Exhibiting the whole of the STARS Contained in the Catalogues of Piazzi, Bradley, Hevelius, Mayer, la Caille and Johnson the Double Stars from Sir W. Herschel & Struve reduced to the year 1850 BY J. ADDISON MANUFACTURED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE BY MALBY & Co, applied retailer label DOLLOND, 59 St. Pauls churchyard LONDON, on a mahogany tripod stand
    100 cm. high overall


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    Malby & Co. (fl.1843-1860) were a prolific family firm of nineteenth-century London globe-makers, founded in around 1843 by Thomas Malby on the takeover of the business of John Addison & Co., Globe Maker to his Most Gracious Majesty George IV. The Malby company's title, in turn, was Globe Manufacturers and Publishers to the Society For The Diffusion Of Useful Knowledge, which was mentioned on each of their cartouches. The firm produced globes of 2, 12 and 18in. diameter and in 1849, they constructed the largest pair of globes ever made in England.

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