A pair of George III Cary globes

A pair of George III Cary globes

c. 1810 England

Offered by Michael Hughes

£125,000 gbp
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A fine pair of 21in./ 53.5cm. celestial and terrestrail Cary globes raised on tripod fluted and tapering joined by cross stretchers with central compass and ending in brass castors.
One of the most important globe making firms of the early 19th. Century. Founded by John Cary (1755-1835), an engraver and map seller. In 1770, he was apprenticed to William Palmer and made a freeman in 1778. He started his globe making business in 1791, when he advertised terrestrial and celestial globes varying in size from 3.5in. to 21in. In making globes and plantaria, Cary worked with his brother William (1759-1825). His main business was making musical instruments. Gary's firm was located at 181 The Strand and in about 1820, John moved to 86 St. James's Street, leaving his location in the Strand to is two sons, George and John Cary Jr. who also dealt in the globe making business.
Height 46.00 inch (116.84 cm)
Width 23.00 inch (58.42 cm)
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