Lot 759

Lot 759

A Cary’s 18″ Celestial Library Globe

The label reads ‘Cary’s New and Improved Celestial Globe On which Is carefully laid down the whole of the stars and Nebula contained in the astronomical catalogue of the Revd Mr Wollaston F.R.S compiled from the authorities of Flamstead De La Caille, Hevelius, Mayer, Bradley, Herschel Maskelyne & c, with an extensive number from the works of mess. Herschel. The whole adapted to the year 1806, and the limites of each constellation determined by a boundary line, London, made and sold by J & W Cary no.18 Strand, Marlabon’, on reeded tapering leap joined by a compass cross frame stretcher. 106cm high

Sold £9000
Sale 03/12/2011

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