69/6254 Globes Globus terrestris Globus caelestis
69/6254 Globes  Globus terrestris  Globus caelestis
69/6254 Globes  Globus terrestris  Globus caelestis
69/6254 Globes  Globus terrestris  Globus caelestis
69/6254 [Globes]. (Globus terrestris) (Globus caelestis). A pair of library globes by D. ADAMS, terrestrial and celestial, each with 12 mounted handcol. engr. paper gores and polar calottes, Ø ±45 cm. (18 inches), each supported in scaled brass meridian ring, in mahogany cradle stand w. oak horizon ring, total height ±80 cm. each, London, D. Adams, late 18th/ early 19th cent.

- Both w. many old surface abrasions, cracks and repairs and paper loss; both horizon rings without (lacking?) mounted engr. paper rings.

= Both globes designed by Dudley Adams' father and predecessor George. Both with dedication cartouche signed by George Adams, with Dudley's address added below. The terrestrial globe showing the tracks of Captain Cook's voyages, and New Holland and Van Diemen's Land joined. The celestial sphere showing the constellations as Mythical beasts, figures and scientific instruments, and the stars shown by magnitude.

€ (1.200-1.500) 1200