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Celestial and Terrestrial Globes by Newton and Son

$295,000per set

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An extremely rare and important pair of 21 inch English globes by renowned cartographers John Newton and Son, one of the most important globe makers of early 19th century England. Representing the terrestrial and celestial landscapes, these spheres rest in their gorgeous mahogany stands, with each displaying a rich patina. Newton and Son were also one of the few firms to combine instruments with globes. In these globes, compasses are set in the base of the stands to complete the design, while a tilting angle of 90 degrees on each globe makes for ease of viewing. These globes are even more unusual for their size: Not only were globes rarely crafted with a 21 inch diameter, but the surface area of a globe this size is an incredible 307% larger than that of a more common 12 inch globe. To own these globes was to have a wealth of information at one’s fingertips. Rendered in painstaking detail, each globe presents scientific understanding of the world and sky that would have been invaluable to all areas of business, including shipping, geography, and especially exploration. Terrestrial: circa 1857. Celestial: circa 1830. The firm of Newton & Son is considered to be among the leading manufacturers of fine 19th century globes and are well represented in museums around the world. During the 19th century, the firm, led by the Newton family of cartographers, occupied a leading position the production of globes in London, crafting floor standing, table and pocket globes. Its founder was John Newton, the product of generations of globe making apprenticeships. Founded in 1780, Newton & Son published its first globe in 1783, a pocket globe using copper plates struck by the legendary Nathaniel Hill in 1754.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 46 in. (116.84 cm)Diameter: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
    Down
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1830 and circa 1857
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 29-32551stDibs: U10041989119

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