A rare pair of Globes by Newton
A rare pair of Globes by Newton
A rare pair of Globes by Newton
A rare pair of Globes by Newton
A rare pair of Globes by Newton

NEWTON GLOBES - PLANER & NEWTON (1781-3); JOHN NEWTON (1783-1816); J & W NEWTON (1816-1831); W NEWTON & SON (C. 1850- C. 1910) (worked 1781-c.1910)

A rare pair of Globes by Newton

c. 1825 England

Offered by Wick Antiques Ltd

£185,000 gbp
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These 24inch globes are set in George IV mahogany stands with acanthus knops above three scrolling legs joined bv
slender turned stretchers centred on later compass roses. The terrestrial gores are updated with maps from 1852 and the celestial ones from 1860. English. Circa 1825.

The terrestrial globe appears with a label reading: 'Newton's new terrestrial globe compiled from the most recent authentic surveys of British and foreign navigators and travellers, London. Published March 25 1852 manufactured bv Newton And Son 66 Chancery Lane.'

The celestial globe appears with a label reading: 'Newton's New Celestial Globe on which all the Fixed Stars, Nebulae and Clusters contained in the catalogues of Flamstead, Dayer, Lacaille, Piazzi, Hevelius, Mayer, Sits YV J Herschel, Dunlop and Messier as laid down together with the additional Stars noticed in the recent Catalogue of the British Association, the positions of the whole having been recalculated for the Year I860 bv Mr W. Newton, London, manufactured by Newton And Son, Chancery Lane.'
The Newton family were ranked among the leading English globe makers in the early 19th century. John Newton (1759-1844) trained under Thomas Bateman before founding his own company in 1780. In the early 1800s, John and his second son William (1786-1861) relocated to 97 Chancery Lane and traded under the name J & W Newton. From 1831 to 1841 another partner was added, civil engineer Miles Berry, and the company became Newton,Son and Berry. After 1841 ownership passed to
the eldest son William Edward Newton (1818-79). It was customary to update globes with the latest discoveries and stars by applying new papers as soon as they were published, hence the varying dates on these globes.

Dimensions
Height 48.00 inch (121.92 cm)
Width 31.00 inch (78.74 cm)
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