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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 495

    AN ENGLISH 12 INCH (30.5 cm.) TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE

    BY G. & J. CARY, LONDON, 1832

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH 12 INCH (30.5 cm.) TERRESTRIAL TABLE GLOBE
    BY G. & J. CARY, LONDON, 1832
    CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE...made & sold by G.& J. Cary, 86 St. James's Street, Jany.4.1832, made up of two sets of twelve hand coloured engraved split gores, the oceans with an analemma, winds, numerous explorers' tracks, the continents with nation states delicately and variously shaded, north America showing the territories of numerous indigenous tribes, Alaska shown as Russian AMERICA, California labelled Unexplored Countries and NEW ALBION, Africa with traders' routes and some detail on native tribes, with engraved brass hour dial and meridian, hand coloured horizon, on a mahogany quadrant support with three cabriole legs and pad feet
    62 cm. high overall


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    A pair of globes by the same maker with similar stands was sold Christie's South Kensington, 29 November 2000, lot 42.

    This globe is a good example of the work of the Cary family firm of globe-making; the business was started by brothers John (c.1754-1835) and William (c.1760-1825) around 1791. Initially the company was based at 181 Strand; around 1821 it moved to 86 St James's Street. The name of the business at the Strand was changed to G. & J. Cary, after the sons of John Cary, George (d.1859) and John (1791-1852) took over the old premises. During the first half of the nineteenth century, the name of Cary enjoyed the lion's share of the English globe market. The firm was closed around 1850.

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