19 October 2000
A GEORGE III CELESTIAL GLOBE ON GEORGE II MAHOGANY STAND
The globe circa 1800, by J. Cary, London, the stand mid-18th century
Of typical form suspended in a brass band and with zodiac and calendar ring raised of four curved moulded supports with spandrels, with a turned and tapered stand and three downswept legs with pad feet, the globe inscribed Cary's New Celestial globe, on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars, selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the year 1800. With the extent of each constellation precisely detinal by Mr. Gilply of The Royal Society.
41 in. (104 cm.) high, 17 in. (43 cm.) diameter
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A pair of mid-eighteenth century globes with similar long cylindrical stems from the Estate of Marjorie Wiggin Prescott was sold in these Rooms, 31 January 1981, lot 324.
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