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15 NEWTON & SON A .. Victorian 20-inch Library globe. 163

€45,000.00

Title: NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . .
Author: NEWTON & SON
Description: A very impressive Victorian 20-inch Library globe on a exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass. with paper scale and blued steel needle inscribed NEWTON & SON Chancery Lane London.
Terrestrial globe is finely marked with the latest discoveries of the period.



The globe is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Gulf of Corea".

Published 1st January 1867, made up of twelve engraved paper gores on plaster sphere, with continents lightly shaded, countries outlined, coasts hatched and colored, densely labeled with major towns, rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and deserts, North America divided into states and territories, California shown as a peninsula, Northern California labeled New California, the Russian Empire spanning Europe and Asia, the oceans marked with the tracks and dates of various expeditions including the three voyages of Cook, Biscoe and Gore, Clerke's voyage on the Resolution additionally marked with sightings of fauna in the North Pacific Ocean, the names of Pacific islands and the dates of their discovery labeled, the Antarctic labeled with observations of ice during Biscoe's 1831 expedition, the Equator or Equinoctial Line calibrated in degrees, hours and fractions, the Ecliptic by days of the month and Zodiacal signs, with Improved Analemma, and Meridian passing through Greenwich.
Full title : " NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time Manufactured by NEWTON & SON 66 Chancery Lane & 3 Fleet St. Temple Bar Published 1st [?Jan] 1858".
The Newton family of cartographers were among the leading English globe makers of the 19th Century. In the beginning of the 19th century several members of the Newton family were active as globe makers in London, mainly at the address: 66 Chancery Lane (at first 97, Chancery Lane). The exact family relation is not quit clear. The founder was James Newton (born in 1748).. John Newton (1810-1868) is possibly a son of James or George Newton. The firm was one of London most prestigious firms and produced special made to order globes with stands made with great craftsmanship.

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Dimensions: 42.5 x 0.0 inches. 108.0 x 0.0 cm.

Very good condition. On a carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs erminating in claw feet joined by turned stretchers centered by a compass.
High overall 108cm.
Colouring: In original colours.
  • Number: 1630004 (63073)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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