An impressive matched pair, the condition in need of attention, especially the terrestrial globe. There are overall marks and scratches consistent with age and use, and re-touchings to surface. The stands probably made in the 19th century comprising earlier elements, in overall reasonable condition. The celestial globe in good restored condition, with areas of repainting. The terrestrial globe in need of professional attention, with the gores made of vellum which has buckled and worn, especially in the northern hemisphere, with larges areas not legible; there is some secure lifting, and some losses to the surface. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."