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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of late George III 12-inch celestial and terrestrial table globes by John and William Cary, the celestial globe dated 1800, terrestrial globe with illegible date
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87

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of late George III 12-inch celestial and terrestrial table globes by John and William Cary, the celestial globe dated 1800, terrestrial globe with illegible date
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A pair of late George III 12-inch celestial and terrestrial table globes by John and William Cary, the celestial globe dated 1800, terrestrial globe with illegible date
the celestial globe cartouche reads 'CARY'S / NEW CELESTIAL GLOBE / ON WHICH / correctly laid down upwards of 35** stars / selected from the most accurate observations / and calculated for the Year 1800 / With the extent of each Constellation precisely defined / By Mr. GILPIN of the ROYAL SOCIETY / Made & Sold by J&W. Cary Strand London Jan 1. 1800'; the terrestrial globe cartouche reads 'CARY'S / NEW / TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, / DELINEATED / From the best Authorities extant: / Exhibiting the different Tracks of / CAPTAIN COOK. / and the New Discoveries made by him / and other Circumnavigations. / LONDON / Made & sold by T. & W. Cary, Strand Jan ****', on ebonised beech stands
43.5cm. high; 1ft. 5in.
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Catalogue Note

The firm of Cary was established by John Cary (c.1754-1835), a noted map-seller and engraver, and his brother William (c.1760-1825), an instrument maker. The firm published their first globes in 1791 and by the end of the eighteenth century had already established themselves as one of London`s most eminent globe manufacturers. In about 1820 the Cary brothers moved their business to 86 St James`s Street, leaving their premises at 181 Strand to John Cary`s two sons George (c.1788-1859) and John Jr. (1791-1852) who traded as G & J Cary until about 1850 and continued to produce globes of the highest standards. For further examples of the company`s work see those illustrated in Elly Dekker and Peter van der Krogt, Globes from the Western World, 1993, pls. 33, 37, and 38.

Style: Private Collections

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London