Lot 2387
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Autumn Auction: Decorative Art, Interiors, Silver, Jewellery, Classic Cars and Books & Prints
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[GLOBES] – “MALBY’S TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Compiled from the latest & most authentic Sources, Including all the recent Geographical Discoveries, Manufactured and Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, by Malb

[London], Malby & Co., 1847. Terrestrial table globe (diameter ca. 30 cm.) with 12 handcol. lithogr. gores (with cartouche & analemma) & 2 polar calottes mounted on a probably plaster-covered wooden sphere. [&] “MALBY’S CELESTIAL GLOBE, Collated from the works of Piazzi, Bradley, Hevelius, Mayer, la Caille, and Johnson. Reduced to the year 1860 by J[ohn]. Addison. Manufactured and published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, by Malby & Son [..]”. [London], Malby & Son, 1860. Celestial table globe (diameter ca. 30 cm.) with 12 lithogr. gores (printed in pale green & reddish) with cartouche (dep. various constellations in the shape of animals & mythological figures) & 2 polar calottes mounted on a probably plaster-covered wooden sphere. Both globes raised on an almost identical three-legged wooden stand (height ca. 30 cm., width ca. 42 cm.) with scaled brass meridian circle (diameter ca. 35 cm.) & revolving brass fixture (with brass hour circle at top) surrounded by a wooden horizon circle with mounted engr. paper strip (with scales of i.a. the 12 signs of the Zodiac & the 12 months of the year). (2x)

¶ Beautiful decorative pair of 19th-cent. table globes produced by the English globe-maker Thomas Malby Sr. and his son Thomas Malby Jr. Both globes with the equator graduated in degrees & hours, the ecliptic graduated in days of the month (incl. signs of the Zodiac). “The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was founded in 1826 [..] with the object of publishing information to people who were unable to obtain formal teaching, or who preferred self-education” (cited from Wikipedia). – Both globes expertly restored in 2002 by Donald & Friedl Corcoran (Vienna). Apart from a few small minor imperfections (traces of use) both globes in good condition.

€ 4.000,00
€ 6.000,00
€ 2.500,00

Hamerprijs: € 2.500

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