Detroit : Laing Planetarium Co., 1896. Scientific instrument (technically a tellurion or tellurium) measuring 32 cm tall and 55 cm in length when fully extended, consisting of a copper painted wooden sphere representing the sun mounted on a turned maple podium, around which oscillates a black and white painted sphere representing the planet Venus, attached …
NEWTON, John, and sons
Manufactured by J. Newton & Son, 80 Chancery Lane. London : published Jany. 1st, 1848. Terrestrial globe, 12 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colouring over papier mache base, graduated equator, the oceans with an analemma (‘improved’), the surface showing the tracks of Captain James Cook’s three circumnavigations, hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical …
BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)
Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …
London : J. Manning, circa 1860. Miniature globe, 1¾” (45mm) diameter, twelve gores with hand colouring, two axis pins; in the original cylindrical morocco box; the globe and box in fine condition (box label in facsimile). A beautiful miniature globe from the mid nineteenth century. Alaska is still marked as Russian Territory (pre-1867). On the …
JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.
Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston, 1910. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 27 inches (60 cm) tall; engraved coloured gores over plaster base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma and ocean currents, nickel meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood, supported on the original …
Weber and Costello Co.
Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, 1909. Each globe measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter, 45 inches (115 cm) tall; in bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood; with an analemma and two polar calottes. Standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with glass roller feet, with flower and …
Rand McNally & Co.
[Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., circa 1920. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, pressed metal meridian, wooden horizon ring with paper calendar, on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. An American student’s table globe from the early twentieth century with a …
JOHNSTON,W. & A. K.
Edinburgh : W. & A. K. Johnston [under license to A. J. Nystrom & Co., Chicago], 1929. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, isothermal current lines, equatorial, longitudinal and latitudinal lines, international date line, two polar calottes, standing in bronzed cast iron tripod stand with clawed feet. In fine, original …
[London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (39 mm) in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in the original turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine …
Rand McNally & Co.
[Chicago] : Rand McNally & Co., 1891. Chromolithographed paper gores over paper mache base, 12 inches in diameter, oval shaped analemma, alternating red and blue isothermal current lines, in original nickel plated mount and stand. An American student’s table globe from the late nineteenth century with a good amount of geographical detail.
A handmade working orrery by master instrument maker Brian Greig, Melbourne, circa 1991, based on a design by W. S. Jones, London, early 19th century. Melbourne : Southern Skies, circa 1991. Ebonised timber stand on three turned wooden legs, engraved circular zodiac plate, model spheres of the sun and the first six planets (to Saturn), …
Weber and Costello Co.
Chicago, Illinois : Weber Costello, [c.1925]. Measuring 18 inches (46cm) in diameter. Terrestrial globe shows the city of Leningrad, changed from Petrograd in 1924, but noticeably lacking the state of Central Australia, which existed between 1927-1931. In bronzed cast iron meridian and stand, with sympathetic facsimile calendrical paper horizon ring, laid on wood. With an …
GEORGE PHILLIP & SON
London : George Philip & Son Ltd., circa 1905. Original card tube with printed paper label containing a cloth globe, stitched over a collapsible metal umbrella frame, with eight colour litho printed gores (a few splits and stains). When opened the globe is: 15.3 inches (39cm) in diameter, the length of the tube is 72 …