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Cary. Terrestrial pocket globe in fish skin case. 1791

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 4,000 GBP

Cary. Terrestrial pocket globe in fish skin case. 1791

Cary. Terrestrial pocket globe in fish skin case. 1791

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 4,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,000

GBP

GLOBE ̶ CARY, JOHN


Cary's Pocket Globe, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries. London: J. & W. Cary, 1 April 1791


Wooden sphere applied with 12 engraved and hand-coloured gores, (diameter, c.78 mm.), housed in a fish skin spherical case, brass fittings, lined with a handcoloured engraved map of the ancient world and table of latitudes and longitudes, some expert repairs and minor restoration


"Cook's three voyages are extensively documented. The track of Constantine Phipp's voyage to the north (with young Horatio Nelson on board, though of course not mentioned) is labelled: Phipps 1773" (Dekker).


LITERATURE:

E. Dekker, Globes at Greenwich, Oxford and Greenwich, 1999, GLB0001

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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.

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