A GEORGE III 18-INCH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, DUDLEY ADAMS, LONDON, 1789
with detailed cartography, the countries outlined in green, yellow and red, the oceans showing some shipping routes and trade winds, with engraved brass meridian, one gore with a cartouche printed, 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 Manufacturer & Mathematic Instrument Maker, Charing Cross, London, 1789 and with a papered oak horizon ring with horizon rings showing days and months and houses of the zodiac, both distressed (2)
horizon ring diameter: 61.5cm.; 2ft. ¼in.
Age cracks to top of globe. Gores discoloured. This has been in store for some time and shows signs of age and use.
Papered horizon ring stained and distressed, losses to red paint, chips and evidence of former supports.Traces of old worm to underside.
In un-restored condition and obviously lacking stand. This piece has been in store for some time and it shows.
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