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A pair of 12-inch terrestrial and celestial table globes, George Adams, London
circa 1770
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A pair of 12-inch terrestrial and celestial table globes, George Adams, London
circa 1770
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A pair of 12-inch terrestrial and celestial table globes, George Adams, London
circa 1770
each made up of twelve engraved and hand-coloured gores, a brass meridian graduated on one side, the terrestrial engraved to the opposite side at the north pole with calendrical variation, each with a separate scale and ring to indicate the declination of the sun, the terrestrial incribed in a cartouche To His Most Sacred Majesty, GEORGE THE THIRD, King of Great Brittain &c., This new Globe of the EARTH, correctly laid down according to ye Observations & latest Discoveries, Is most humbly Inscribed, By His MAJESTY's, most dutiful & obliged Subject & Servant, G. ADAMS., Sold by G. Adams, Mathematical Instrument Maker to the King at Tycho Brae's Head, Fleet Street LONDON., the celestial inscribed in a cartouche To His Most Sacred MAJESTY, GEORGE THE THIRD, This New Celestial Globe, containing all ye Southern Constellations lately observed at the Cape Of Good Hope, & all the Stars in Flamsted's British Catalogue, is most humbly Inscribed by His MAJESTY'S most dutiful & Obliged Subject & Servant, G. ADAMS. Sold by G Adams, Mathl, Inst Maker to ye King, Fleet Street, London, each with an oak horizon applied with an engraved and hand-coloured scale with calendar and zodiacal signs, on a turned column with cabriole tripod supports joined by a compass; each with a later mahogany travelling case
57cm. 22½in. high; Cases 64cm. 25¼in. high
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