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A pair of Cary's twenty-one inch terrestrial and celestial globes

late 18th/early 19th century

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A pair of Cary's twenty-one inch terrestrial and celestial globes

late 18th/early 19th century

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A pair of Cary's twenty-one inch terrestrial and celestial globes

late 18th/early 19th century

the celestial globe dated March 1st 1799, the terrestrial globe dated March 1st 1815, the compass to the celestial globe replaced, the Celestial globe labelled: CARY`S/ New and Improved/ CELESTIAL GLOBE/ on which/ is carefully laid down the whole of the/ STARS and NEBULAE,/ Contained in the ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGUE, of the/ Rev`d M WOLLASTON, K.S./ compiled from the Authorities of/ FLAMSTEED, DE LA CATELL, HEVELIUS MAYER/ BRADLEY HERSCHEL, MASKELA NE & C/ with an extensive number from the Works of ...Herjeuner/ The whole adapted to the Year 1800 and the/ Limits of each constellation determined/ by a boundary line/ London. Made & Sold by J & W Cary No. 181, Mar 1 1799 ; the terrestrial globe labelled: CARY`S/ NEW/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ EXHIBITING/ The Tracks and Discoveries made by/ CAPTAIN COOK;/ Also those of CAPTAIN VANCOUVER on the/ NORTH WEST COAST of AMERICA;/ And M.DE LA PEROUSE, on the COAST of TARTARY/ TOGETHER/With every other Improvement collected from/ Various Navigators to the present time/ LONDON/ Made & Sold by J & W Cary, Strand, March 1st 1815
122cm. high, 66cm. diameter overall; 4ft., 2ft. 2in.
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Catalogue Note

George (1788-1859) and John (1791-1852) Cary were the sons of John Cary (1755-1835). John(I) was apprenticed to Wiliam Palmer, an engraver, in 1770 and became a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1778. From about 1782 he set up business as an engraver and map seller in Fleet Street. By 1791 John(I) was in partnership with his brother William (1759-1825) producing globes at 181 Strand.  William also continued his own separate business as an instrument maker at 182 and 272 Strand. In 1820 John(I) moved to 86 St James Street and William moved into 181 Strand joined, in 1822, by George and John(II) who became globe makers and sellers. After the deaths of their father and uncle, George and John continued the business at both 181 Strand and 86 St James Street. Following John's death in 1852, 181 Strand was sold to an optician, Henry Gould. The globe making business had previously been taken over by George Crutchley. Examples of the company's work are illustrated in Elly Dekker and Peter van der Krogt, Globes from the Western World, 1993, pls.33, 37 and 38.

Similar pairs of terrestrial and celestial globes by W. & J. Cary, sold Christie's London `Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur & Jeremy ', 20 November 2008, lot 80 and Sotheby's London, 8 December 2009, lot 33.

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