A matched pair of Regency 12-inch terrestrial and celestial globes by Thomas Bardin, the celestial globe retailed by W & S Jones, dated 1817 and 1800 respectively
on mahogany tripod stands with compasses; the terrestrial globe with inscription THE NEW TWELVE INCH BRITISH TERRESTRIAL GLOBE REPRESENTING THE ACCURATE POSITIONS OF THE PRINCIPAL KNOWN PLACES OF THE EARTH FORM THE DISCOVERIES OF CAPTAIN COOK AND SUBSEQUENT CIRCUMNAVIGATIONS TO THE PRESENT PERIOD with corrections and additions to 1817. Manufactured by T.M. Bardin 16 Salisbury Square London; the celestial globe inscribed THE NEW TWELVE INCH British Celestial Globe containing the exact positions of more than 3800 FIXD STARS, Nebulae, Planetary Nebulae & c. according to the Latest Discoveries and Observations of Astronomers Dr Maskelyne, Dr Herschel and other eminent Astronomers, And adapted to the present period 1800, and an overlaid label below SOLD BY W. & S. JONES Holborn, London
height 25 in.
Christie's New York East, July 31, 2001, lot 55