[COOK]. Newton & Berry’s new terrestrial globe 1831
[London] : Newton & Berry, 1831. Terrestrial pocket globe, 1.5 inches (3.9 cm) 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 example of a rare pocket globe, sitting cleanly within its case.
John Newton (1759-1844) was the founder of a firm of globe makers in London, established in the 1780s and continuing on, with the involvement of Newton’s sons, throughout the nineteenth century. Miles Berry (c. 1803 – 1843) also joined the firm and globes manufactured between 1831 and 1841 bear the imprint Newton & Berry or Newton, Son and Berry. This small terrestrial globe shows the track of Cook’s third voyage of 1776-80, with its return to England under the commands of Clerke and Gore. New Holland is shown separated from Van Diemen’s Land, Port Jackson and Botany Bay are marked.
An attractive miniature pocket globe, the smallest manufactured by the firm and one of the rarest, showing Cook’s third voyage.
Unrecorded in Australian libraries
Held: Bibliothèque nationale de France; The British Library; Yale University Library
Reference: Sumira, Sylvia. The art and history of globes (London : The British Library, 2014), pp. 188 – 89, illustrated.