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Cary 12-inch Celestial Globe

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
426
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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

Description:

Cary 12-inch Celestial Globe, c. 1815, with twelve printed gores, cartouche reading in part Cary's New Celestial Globe, on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3,500 Stars Selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the year 1800, classical constellations, engraved full brass meridian ring and hour circle, printed horizon band, 5-in. paper dial compass mounted to the snake foot tripod mahogany base, ht. 24 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Globe has repairs to both poles, scattered losses to globe, repairs to legs, two pad feet replaced, arms holding compass are replacements, missing "ear"carving at one of the arms,


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