Rare, museum-like pair of globes - London, 1816/1828 - Both globes are inscribed and dated and were manufactured by the brothers John and William Cary.




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


London, 1816/1828

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

scientific instruments.

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.



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