Coloured and lacquered copper engravings, the three-legged ones
Mahogany brackets and each
with a compass. Both globes have a
Equatorial ring with monthly data as well as a
Meridian ring made of brass with indication of the pole height.
The earth globe has an additional
Eight of equation showing the celestial globe
the signs of the zodiac and a legend for star sizes.
Both globes are inscribed and dated
and were manufactured by the brothers John and
William Cary. John (1745-1835) worked his way up as a
cartographer as well as engraver and publisher of
maps and globes an outstanding
Ruf, William (1760-1825) was interested in manufacturing
The first globes brought this from the brothers
founded in 1791 and was considered to be the
soon to become London's leading globe manufacturer.
For these two London-made globes.
in Bamberg, the association with the
Prince Bishop Franz Ludwig von Erthal
Natural History Cabinet in the North Wing of the Jesuit College
which is not only close to teaching
of the Bamberg students, but of the
should be open to the entire population. One
impressive, in the year 1807 lost
Earth globe stood here at an exposed location on the
specially designed, semi-circular grandstand
the gallery at the front of the hall and so on.
the idea was born, to use our globes in this
Germany's unique natural history museum
with its high glass cabinets and the oversized
parts still preserved from the 18th century.
to photograph the specimens.
Height 115 cm.