A Rare Antique Monumental Celestial Globe
A Rare Antique Monumental Celestial Globe

A Rare Antique Monumental Celestial Globe

c. 1845 London

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Enclosed within a mahogany framework, the tripartite incurved base, with scrolled terminals, and, incorporating a compass, supports the horizon ring; this is marked with the months of the year, the astrological house and their sigils, and the azimuth and amplitude scales: rotating within the brass engraved meridian ring: the globe having twenty four paper gores, with the limits of each constellation delineated and decorated with their representative astrological symbols, mythological animals and figures: the maker’s cartouche reads; Malby’s Celestial Globe.

The globe is 36 inches in diameter, an extraordinary and rarely seen size. Not even the British Museum of Globes, at the National Maritime Museum possesses a globe of this size.
Circa 1845
Exhibited the whole of the stars contained in the catalogues of Piazzi, Bailey, Hevelius, Mayer LaCaille & Johnson; corrected from Bailey’s edition of Flamsteed’s British Catalogue.
Together with the nebulae observed by W. Herschel, Sir J. Herschel, Messier & Dunlop.
Published by Malby & Son, manufacturers and publishers of the globe, and, of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
37 Parker Street, Little Queen Street, Holborn, London.
Height 132.50 cm (52.17 inches)
Diameter 45.00 (17.72 inches)
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Mahogany framework
Marker's cartouche reads 'Malby's Celestial Globe'

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