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  BOOKS 
image of Memoirs of William Smith, L.L.D., Author of the "Map of the Strata of England and Wales," by his Nephew and Pupil...

PHILLIPS, John.
[Memoirs of the "Father of English Geology"]
Memoirs of William Smith, L.L.D., Author of the "Map of the Strata of England and Wales," by his Nephew and Pupil... London: John Murray, 1844. First Edition. 8vo, full calf gilt, rebacked, marbled endpapers and edges, with bookplate of the Stanley family, Earls of Derby; frontis. portrait, pp. xi + 150, four portrait plates, a few text illus. Some spotting.
Memoirs of William 'Strata' Smith (1769-1839), who created the first geological map of the British Isles in 1815, introducing the system of colour-coding the various geological types recognisable to a geologist today. Unfortunately plagarists undercut the prices of his publications, and in 1817 he went bankrupt, spending the next two years in King's Bench Prison, the notorious debtor's prison in Southwark. On his release in 1819 he had no alternative but to work for others, including John Cary, but later in his life he began to receive the recognition he deserved. In 1829 he designed the 'Rotunda', a geological museum in Scarborough, the first purpose-built museum in the country, renamed the 'Rotunda - The William Smith Museum of Geology' in 2008; and in 1831 he became the first receipient of the Wollaston Medal, the highest award granted by the Geological Society of London. Their president, Adam Sedgwick, described Smith as "the Father of English Geology". The author, John Phillips (1800-1874), lost his parents at an early age, becoming Smith's charge, accompanying him around the country during the creation of his geological maps. Later he taught geology at Oxford University, and became Professor of Geology at the Univerity of Dublin the year he published this book. He became keeper of the Ashmolean Museum from 1854-70, was president of the Geological Society of London 1859-60 and president of the British Association in 1865.
[Ref: 11816]  

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  GLOBES 
image of [Eastern hemisphere gores for a 20" globe.]

SEUTTER, Matthäus.
[Globe gore sheets for the Eastern Hemisphere, with Australia]
[Eastern hemisphere gores for a 20" globe.] Augsburg, c.1710. Original colour refreshed. 245 x 325mm.
A rare sheet containing six engraved globe gores which, if assembled with the western sheet and two polar calottes, would make a globe with a 20cm diameter. The sheet covers Europe, Asia and Africa, an incomplete Australia ( called Nova Hollandia) and Terra Australis Incognita. Seutter's globe gores are rare, as are his globes: the National Maritime Museum globe collection only has the Celestial Globe from this pair. See DEKKER: Globes at Greenwich, GLBO112 for the celestial globe.
[Ref: 17002]  

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image of Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, Delineated From the best  Authorities extant; Exhibiting the different Tracks of Captain Cook, and the discoveries made by him and other Circumnavigators. [AND] Cary's New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800.

CARY, John & William.
[A Pair of Terrestrial & Celestial Globes]
Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, Delineated From the best Authorities extant; Exhibiting the different Tracks of Captain Cook, and the discoveries made by him and other Circumnavigators. [AND] Cary's New Celestial Globe on which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 stars selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800. London, J. & W. Cary, 1800. Two table globes, 31cm diameter, original wooden stand with horizon ring with printed zodiac and months, brass meridian, total height 45cm. A few small repairs.
A pair of highly decorative table globes. The two Cary brothers made a good team for the creation of this globe: John was a highly respected cartographer and publisher; William was a member of the Astronomical Society whose business was the making of scientific instruments, including sextants, telescopes and microscopes. SNYDER: Maps of the Heavens, p.134-5, illus; DNB: "John Cary and the firm he created dominated British map production for a generation".
[Ref: 567]  

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image of [Untitled globe with draw-string construction.]

KAISER, Josef Franz.
[An unusual folding paper globe]
[Untitled globe with draw-string construction.] Gratz, c.1840. Six gores with original outline colour, each 170 x 65mm. Some minor spotting.
An educational folding globe, with draw-strings to pull the sphere into shape. The dates of discoveries in some of the far-flung parts of the world are given, the latest 1840, for the 'Antarctic Contin' under Australasia. Interestingly, the globe has been stiffened by having sheet music by Vincenzo Bellini pasted inside.
[Ref: 15451]  

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image of Cruchley's (Late Cary's) New Terrestrial Globe showing the Latest Discoveries, Settlements, &c. in Australia, New Zealand, California & the North Pole. Additions to 1853.

CRUCHLEY, G.F.
[A mid-19th century table globe]
Cruchley's (Late Cary's) New Terrestrial Globe showing the Latest Discoveries, Settlements, &c. in Australia, New Zealand, California & the North Pole. Additions to 1853. London, 1853. Printed globe, 6" diameter (15cm), on wooden stand with brass meridian half-circle. A few surface scrapes, revarnished.

[Ref: 16611]  

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image of The Earth.

ABEL-KLINGER.
[A charming miniature antique globe]
The Earth. Nuremberg: Abel-Klinger Kunstandlung, c.1860. 60mm diameter globe on turned wood stand, 140mm high, metal spindle and brass ball finial; consisting of 12 engraved gores with hand colouring Surface darkened, fine cracks mostly around the equator.
A miniature terrestrial globe, made in Germany for the English market, with the title and names in English. Johann Georg Klinger (1764-1806) published his first globes in 1790. After his death his widow continued the business until 1836 when it was taken over by Johann Paul Dreykorn. A salesman with the firm, Carl Casimir Abel, took over management then became co-owner, changing the name of the firm to Abel-Klinger Kunsthandlung in 1851.
[Ref: 12798]  

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image of Smith's Terrestrial Globe Containing the whole of The Latest Discoveries and Geographical Improvements, also the Tracks of the most celebrated Circumnavigators.

SMITH, Charles & Son.
[Floor-Standing Terrestrial Globe]
Smith's Terrestrial Globe Containing the whole of The Latest Discoveries and Geographical Improvements, also the Tracks of the most celebrated Circumnavigators. London, Smith & Son, 63 Charing Cross, 1873.
Terrestrial globe, 18" (46cm) diameter, with brass meridian, with compass. Wooden stand, 24" (61cm) diameter, 34" (86cm) high, total height 44" (112cm). three turned legs.
[Ref: 9156]  

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image of By the Queens Royal Letter Patent Betts's New Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red.

BETTS, John.
[A Victorian collapsible globe]
By the Queens Royal Letter Patent Betts's New Portable Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. British Empire coloured red. London, George Philip & Son Ltd, & Liverpool, Philip Son & Nephew, c.1880. Printed waxed cotton globe with 'umbrella ' mechanism, metal spindle and hanging ring. Globe circumference 1260mm extended, 770mm long including spindle. With the original wooden box wih title and publisher's adverts inside.
An early example of this unusual collapsible globe, made spherical by pushing a metal tube upwards along the spindle, It shows the British Empire covering approximately a quarter of the Earth's total land area. The globe's mechanism was invented by John Betts in 1860; this example is a later issue by G. Philip & Sons who manufactured them after Bett's death c. 1863 to c. 1925. We have estimated the date of this example by the marking of Charlotte Waters in Australia's Northern Territory, discovered 1871; and Bolivia having a Pacific coast, lost to Chile in 1883. Undoubtedly the reason for the superb condition of this globe is the original solid wood case.
[Ref: 16581]  

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image of Mang's Neuer Erd-Globus...

MANG, Adolf.
Mang's Neuer Erd-Globus... Stuttgart, c.1905, original colour, H: 520mm W: 230mm.
An attractive early 20th century globe with an engraved brass meridian and on a turned wooden base inset with a compass, made by the German firm of Mang which operated from 1849-1933.
[Ref: 10953]  

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image of Globe Terrestre.

FOREST, J.
[Terrestrial]
Globe Terrestre. Paris: Girard, Barrière & Thomas, c.1920. Terrestrial globe, 18cm diameter, on an allegorical human figure (bronze resin/spelter) stand titled 'Le Jour', total height 84cm. Some cracking on globe.
With the ocean currents prominently featured.
[Ref: 8309]  

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