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Rare Pair of Regency Globes
Catalog#: 022
Artist: John and William Cary of London 
Category: Books, Manuscripts & Maps
Height: 48 inches inches
An extremely rare and fine pair of Regency terrestrial and celestial library globes by Cary of London, each mounted and raised on a mahogany stand comprising triform cradle support with turned pendant, plain frieze and three ring turned and reeded tapering legs joined by compass stretchers, the globes, encircled by engraved brass meridian rings and surmounted by hour disks, the terrestrial globe inscribed Cary's New Terrestrial Globe exhibiting the tracks and discoveries made by Captain Cook; Also those of Captain Vancouver on the North West coast of America; and M. De La Perouse, on the coast of Tartary, together with every other improvement collected from various navigators to the present time. London: Made and sold by J & W Cary Strand March 1, 1815.

The celestial globe inscribed, Cary's new and improved celestial globe, on which is carefully laid down the whole of the stars and nebulae. London: Made and sold by J & W Cary No. 181 Strand March 1, 1799.

Circa 1820
Height: 48 inches (122 cm)
Diameter: 27-1/2 inches (70 cm)

John Cary in partnership with his brother William were one of the foremost London map and globe sellers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They built up a thriving and prosperous business, both as instrument makers and map publishers. Their first globes were published in 1791 and they were soon producing globes of four different diameters.

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