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Dudley Adams 18-inch Terrestrial Globe

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
423
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Dudley Adams 18-inch Terrestrial Globe, c. 1798, twenty-four printed gores on plaster sphere and cartouche reading in part: Britanniarum REGI Augustissimo GEORGIO TERTIO., Made by D. ADAMS, Globe Maker to the King, Ins't Maker to his Majesty's Ordh'ee, & Optician to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, No. 60 Fleet Street London1798, calibrated brass meridian ring with hour ring at the pole, printed horizon band with Gregorian and Zodiacal calendars, supported on a turned baluster tripod stand with an engraved paper compass, and brass casters, ht. 40 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

north and south poles have extensive repairs, cracks and repairs through out, printed horizon band and compass have tears and losses, compass missing needle and glass, repair to legs


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Dudley Adams, Wales, Gregorian