07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00AMCalender
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Cary's Fourteen-inch Terrestrial Table Globe on Stand

$3,851$3,250
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Cary's Fourteen-inch Terrestrial Table Globe on Stand, London, 1826, circle cartouche reads Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, Drawn from the most recent Geographical Works, shewing the whole of the New Discoveries with the Tracks of the Principle Navigators and every improvement in Geography to the present Time. London: Published by G & J Cary, St. James's, Jan. 4th 1826., the twelve engraved paper gores with countries and territories shaded in various colors, the coasts outlined, Alaska labeled "Russian America," the American southwest labeled "Mexico," South Africa shown as "Unknown Parts," the oceans marked with the tracks of various explorers, with brass meridian ring with degrees and polar hour ring, the paper on wood red-rimmed horizon ring with decorative border and Gregorian and Zodiacal calendars, with string-inlaid frame, on three turned mahogany legs joined by stretchers, ht. 22 3/4 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Scattered loss to edges of gores. Old repairs and layer of lacquer. Crude repair to bottom of globe. Discoloration and surface grime. Loss to horizon ring and veneered frame. Nicks, scuffs, and age wear to stand. Globe rotation is stiff.

Keywords

London, Mexico, South Africa, Alaska, Russian America