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Merriam Moore & Co. 6-inch Terrestrial Globe

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
268
Sold for:
$523$425

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Merriam Moore & Co. 6-inch Terrestrial Globe, Troy, New York, c. 1853, twelve colored engraved gores, printed hour rings at the poles, acanthus leaf decorated analemma border, Russian Territory Alaska, and printed "United America States," cartouche reading: "A Six Inch American Terrestrial Globe/Comprising The Latest Political Divisions, Discoveries & c./Merriam Moore & Co. Troy, N.Y.," fully engraved brass meridian ring, paper horizon plate mounted to the custom-built claw-and-ball-foot mahogany stand, ht. 17 in.
Estimate $200-300

lacking two screws for the globe pivot hold downs or locks


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

Merriam Moore & Co., Analemma, Astronomy, Cartouche, Foot, Globe, Gore, Meridian, Merriam, Nature, Solar phenomena, Sundials, Visual arts, Troy