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CRUCHLEY, George F. (1797 - 1880)

Cruchley’s new terrestrial globe, from the most recent authorities, exhibiting the discoveries in equatorial Africa, North Pole, and the new settlements and divisions in Australia, New Zealand, California, Texas &c.

$16,500.00 AUD

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London : G. F. Cruchley, [ca.1862] Terrestrial globe, 12 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colouring over plaster base, graduated equator and ecliptic, the oceans with an analemma, hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, movable brass polar calotte, small area of restoration to the north polar axis, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac (in facsimile) laid on wood, supported on the original stand of three turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. A very fine example with a rich and warm patina, recent lacquer expertly applied for conservation.

A fine globe from the mid-Victorian age, the Australian continent showing a separated Victoria (1859) and the inland discoveries of Gregory and Stuart (1861). 

‘The London map and globe publisher George Frederick Cruchley (1796-1880) was probably apprenticed to the cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith the elder, before establishing his own business in Oxford Street in 1823, subsequently transferred to Ludgate Street in the City in 1825 and finally in 1833 to 81 Fleet Street, where it remained in activity until 1877. Cruchley was particularly well known for his ‘New Plan’ of London, first published in 1827 and regularly updated to record the rapid growth of the capital during the 19th century, notably the expansion of the railways. In the late 1840s Cruchley acquired the stock of the celebrated late Georgian globe-making firm of John and William Cary, founded in 1791, and began revising and re-issuing their plates under his own imprint.’ – Sotheby’s website

Unrecorded in Australian collections.