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Catalog Number DEC.020
Title globes, celestial and terrestrial
Artist Cary, John & William
Artist Cary, John, approximately 1754-1835
Date celestial: 1799; terrestrial:1818 [?], London, Eng
Description Two globes on stands: Cary's Celestial globe 1800, made in London by J. N. Cary, dated March 1st, 1799, diameter 27, height 53 1/2, supported by 3 Sheraton reeded legs, round turned feet with castors, round turned 3 spindle stretcher with compass insert; Cary's Terrestial globe to match the preceding, dated 1818 (some damage). (John E. Janes, 1970)Pair of antique English globes, one being celestial, other being terrestrial, both sold by J&W CARY, LONDON; celestial dated 1799, terrestrial dated 1815; both contained in matching round Sheraton mahogany stands, each having three turned and reeded Sheraton legs terminating to brass casters; each having turned cross stretchers containing a round medial platform to receive a compass; globes 18 diameter; 36 tall to rail of frame, 26 diameter rail, each fine condition. (Simon Nager, 1979)
Object Name Globe, Celestial
Material stands: wood, mahogany; brass
Dimensions H-91.4 Dia-45.7 cm
Credit line Gift of George Tiffany
Provenance Circa 1860 - Gift of George Tiffany
Inscriptions and Marks Terrestrial globe: legend in circle in Atlantic Ocean (northern hemisphere): CARY'S / NEW / TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, / EXHIBITING / The Tracks and Discoveries made by / CAPTAIN COOK; / Also those of CAPTAIN VANCOUVER on the / NORTHWEST COAST OF AMERICA; / And M. DEL. PEROUSE, on the coast of TARTARY. / TOGETHER / With every other Improvement collected from / Various Navigators to the present time. / LONDON: / Made & Sold by J & W Cary. Strand March 1st 1815 / WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO 1818.

Celestial Globe: Legend in circle, under guide to symbols, to r. of "CANUS VEATICI": CARY'S / New and Improved / CELESTIAL GLOBE, / ON WHICH / Is carefully laid down the whole of the / STARS AND NEBULÆ, / Contained in the ASTRONOMICAL CATALOGUE of the / Revd MR WOLLASTON, F.R.S. / Compiled from the Authorities of / FLAMSTEED, DE LA CAILLE, HEVELIUS, MAYER / BRADLEY, HERSCHEL, MASKELYNE &c. / With an extensive number from the Works of Miss Herschel. / The whole adapted to the Year 1800, and the / Limits of each Constellation determined / by a Boundary line. / LONDON: / Made & Sold by J & W Cary. No 182 [?] Strand Mar. 1 1799.
Collection Decorative Arts
People Tiffany, George
Cary, John & William
Cary, John, approximately 1754-1835
Related Publications Annals; Redwood Papers (87-88); Ena L. Yonge, Catalogue of Early Globes (16 and 18)