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A pair 15-inch English library globes
A pair 15-inch English library globes

G & J CARY, 1820/1827

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A pair 15-inch English library globes
G & J Cary, 1820/1827
CARY'S NEW TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Drawn from the most recent GEOGRAPHICAL WORKS, shewing the whole of the New Discoveries with the TRACKS of the PRINCIPAL NAVIGATORS and every improvement in Geography to the Present Time. LONDON. London. Published by G. & J. Cary, St James's, St. Jany4 1827, the sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, graduated equatorial, ecliptic and four meridians, oceans with an analemma, seasonal passages in the Indian Ocean, and the tracks of explorers such as Cook, Vancouver, Butler, Furneaux, la Perouse, Gore, Ross and Clerke with notes and dates. The Antarctic with no coastline, the continents show pale orange, green and yellow shading for the nation states, with some faint remains of outlining. Details include: towns, cities, trivers, mountains, deserts and the great Wall of China. Australia shows the boundary between New Holland and New South Wales; Africa shows oases and copper mines, the Mountains of the Moon, NIME AMAY and UNKNOWN PARTS; North America shows territories of nations such as the Snake, Fall, Blackfoot, Rocky Mountain and Dog Rib Indians, and California is labelled Unexplored Countries
--CARY'S NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE, ON WHICH are carefully laid down the whole of the STARS AND NEBULÆ contained in the Catalogues of Wollaston, Herschel, Bode, Piazzi, Zach &c. calculated to the Year 1820. Made & Sold by J. & W. Cary 181 Strand, London 1818. The sphere is made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores laid to the ecliptic poles laid on a wood and plaster sphere, with the axis through the celestial poles, table giving the stars to eight orders of magnitude, with nebulæ, and a note below the cartouche explains the labelling with numbers, Greek characters, underlining and initials. The constellations are depicted by mythical beasts and figures and scientific instruments;
both spheres have an engraved brass hour dial and meridian circle. The hand-coloured engraved paper horizon shows degrees of amplitude and azimuth, compass directions, days of the month and of the houses of the Zodiac, supported on four quadrant supports to a central turned column with three inswept legs with castors. A glazed compass is suspended between the legs signed in both cases J. & W. CARY STRAND LONDON, with a thirty-two point wind rose, graduations in both directions and a blued-steel needle.
39½in. (101cm.) high (2)

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