UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION
"The Newton family were one of the most important globe making firms in England in the early 19th century. The founder, John Newton (1759-1844) was apprenticed to Thomas Bateman (fl. 1754-1781), who in turn, had been a pupil of Nathaniel Hill..."(Globes and the Mechanical Universe, p. 59)
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