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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 161

    A VICTORIAN 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL LIBRARY GLOBE

    G. F. CRUCHLEY, LONDON. AFTER 1861

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL LIBRARY GLOBE
    G. F. CRUCHLEY, LONDON. AFTER 1861
    CRUCHLEY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE from the most recent Authorities EXHIBITING HTE LATEST DISCOVERIES IN CENTRAL AFRICA, NORTH POLE and the new Settlements & Divisions of AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS &c
    LONDON G.F. CRUCHLEY MAP SELLER, GLOBEMAKER AND PUBLISHER 81 FLEET STREET
    , on a mahogany tripod stand with scrolling legs joined by turned stretchers centred by a compass
    117 cm. high overall


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    George Frederick Cruchley took over part of the successful Cary family globe-making business in 1850. The company had been founded in the late 18th century by John Cary, often working with his brother William, an instrument-maker, and the globe work was continued by John's sons George and John Jnr until about 1850. Cary globes, along with ones made by the Newton family, were the most sought after and popular of those produced in Europe during the first half of the 19th century, and Cruchley continued their fine tradition until about 1876.

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