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An 18-inch terrestrial table globe with very rare mahogany travelling case, Dudley Adams, London
dated 1813
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
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81
An 18-inch terrestrial table globe with very rare mahogany travelling case, Dudley Adams, London
dated 1813
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An 18-inch terrestrial table globe with very rare mahogany travelling case, Dudley Adams, London
dated 1813
with twenty four engraved and hand-coloured gores, inscribed in a cartouche Britanniarium REGI Augustissimo GEORGIO TERTIO, Scientarium Cultori pariter et Praesidio, Globum hunc Terrestrem, Omnes hactenus exploratos terrarum tractas, Ad Observationes Navigantium Itinerantium et Astronomorum recentiores accuratissime descriptos exhibentem, Grati animi et pietatis monumentum, D. D. Q., Omni cultu et officio devinctissimus, D. Adams, Made by D Adams, Globe Maker to the King, Inst Maker to his Majesty's ordnc & Optician to HRH the Prince of Wales, No.60 Fleet Street London, 1813, with finely detailed cartography, the coutries outlined in green, the oceans showing some shipping routes and trade winds, the tracks of the voyages of Anson, Cook, Furneaux and Clerke, together with many interesting comments within Africa and details of North American Indian territories, brass hour rings to both poles, engraved brass meridian with calendar to the reverse at the North Pole, the horizon with engraved and hand coloured paper scale with calendar and zodiacal signs, the mahogany stand with turned pillar and tripod cabriole supports joined by stretchers with a compass; together with a cylindrical mahogany travelling case with domed top
80cm. 31½in. high; Case 95cm. 37½in. high
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Catalogue Note

Dudley Adams (1762-1830), younger son of George Adams. George Adams died in 1772 and so Dudley was apprenticed to his elder brother, George junior. In 1788 he set up business on his own at 53 Charing Cross and published new editions of his father's 12-inch and 18-inch globes. On the death of his brother in 1796 he moved back to the family premises at 60 Fleet Street. Dudley became globe maker to King George III but lived an extravagant lifestyle beyond his means and in 1817 he was made bankrupt.

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