Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe. [Nineteenth Century English Terrestrial Globe].

"THE GREATEST BRITISH GLOBE MAKERS OF THE LATE GEORGIAN PERIOD": RARE JOHN AND WILLIAM CARY TERRESTIAL TABLE GLOBE

Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe. [Nineteenth Century English Terrestrial Globe].

CARY, John and William.

$11,000.00

Item Number: 127015

J. & W. Cary: London, 1820.

Rare early Regency period celestial table globe published by John and William Cary, generally regarded as the greatest British globe makers of the late Georgian period. The terrestrial table globe dates 1820 and measures 9 inches in diameter and is comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores with a calibrated brass meridian ring and 13 inch maple hand-colored zodiacal horizon ring. Mounted on a Regency style turned maple stand, the globe depicts the major continents, countries, oceans, and seas “which are laid down by the discoveries of Captain Cook, Vancouver, de Lapérouse.” In near fine condition.

English cartographer John Cary served his apprenticeship as an engraver in London before setting up his own business in the Strand in 1783. He soon gained a reputation for his maps and globes, and his atlas, The New and Correct English Atlas published in 1787, became a standard reference work in England. In the production of globes, he worked with his better-known brother, William Cary, who was highly regarded for his skills as an astronomical instrument maker.

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