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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 181

    AN AMERICAN 6-INCH CELESTIAL GLOBE

    MERRIAM & MOORE 1852

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    AN AMERICAN 6-INCH CELESTIAL GLOBE
    MERRIAM & MOORE 1852
    comprised of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, held in graduated brass meridian, supported on cart iron tripod stand with engraved calendrical sales on wooden horizon, the cartouche to southern hemisphere A New Six Inch CELESTIAL Globe Reduced from the latest authorities of the Astronomical ASSOCIATION LONDON BY MERRIAM & MOORE STATIONERS TROY NY 1852.
    9in. (23cm.) high


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    Provenance

    from the collection of the astronomer Vera Rubin