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Globe, Table, 4.5-Inch Diameter, Terrestrial and Celestial Pair, Newton, London, Mid 19th Century (Sold)

Newton & Son
Pair of 4.5-Inch Terrestrial and Celestial Globes
London: 1840 (celestial), 1843 (terrestrial)
Mahogany turned stands
8 inches high, 4.5 inch diameter base

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Pair of small table globes, one terrestrial and one celestial, each in an uncalibrated brass half-meridian and raised on a turned mahogany stand with central standard and dish base. On the terrestrial globe, the continents are highlighted in thick, boldly colored outlines of red, green, and tan. Oceans are colored tan. California is shown as a peninsula. An “Improved Analemma” shaped like a figure eight is in the Pacific Ocean. On the celestial globe, the constellations are named and drawn as mythological figures and illustrations of scientific instruments, lightly shaded in tan, brown and green. The stars are represented by different symbols according to five orders of magnitude, corresponding to a key above the cartouche. A number of astronomical coordinates are labeled, including the ecliptic, north and south declinations,  the “Circle of Perpetual Apparition at London” at N 38° and the “Circle of Perpetual Occultation” at London at S 38°.

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Description

Newton & Son was operated from 1841 to 1883 by descendants of the British globe maker John Newton, who started making globes in the late 18th century. For more information about the Newton family of globe makers, see our Guide to Globe Makers.

Full publication information: 66 Chancery Lane, London.

Terrestrial cartouche: NEWTON’s/ New & Improved/ Terrestrial Globe,/ Containing the latest Discoveries/ 66, Chancery Lane, London/ 1843.

Celestial, rectangular cartouche with rounded inset edges: NEWTON’s/ New & Improved/ Celestial Globe/ 66, Chancery Lane London/ 1840.

Reference:

Dekker, Elly, et al. Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. London: Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 1999. pp. 55.

Additional information

Maker Location

Maker

Globe Type

Terrestrial

Material

Hardwood, Wood, Mahogany, Full meridian, Four-legged

Century

19th Century