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A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm

A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm
A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm

A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm    A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm

OFFERED UP FOR SALE HERE IS A VERY RARE. FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE DATING FROM CIRCA 1790. DIAMETER OF SPHERE 9.5 INCHES (24cm). THIS CHARMING EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CELESTIAL GLOBE IS MADE UP OF A PAPIER-MACHE SPHERE, WHICH IS COVERED IN PLASTER OF PARIS AND THEN ARE FASTENED, TWELVE PRINTED AND HAND COLOURED, COPPERPLATE GORES DEPICTING THE KNOWN STARS AND CONSTELLATIONS OF THE TIME. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE DETAILED IMAGES THE PRINTING IS VERY FINE AND DETAILED, WITH ALL OF THE CONSTELLATIONS NAMED AND ALSO SHOWN IN PICTORIAL FORM.

THE SPHERE IS HELD IN A WOODEN OR BOARD? MERIDIAN CIRCLE WHICH HAS AN APPLIED PRINTED PAPER CIRCLE SHOWING THE "DEGRES D'ELEVATION DU POLE". AT THE TOP OF THE GLOBE IS A PRINTED PAPER HOUR DIAL. THE MERIDIAN CIRCLE RESTS INSIDE A GROOVE IN THE WOODEN STAND AND IS HELD IN TWO GROOVES IN THE HORIZON RING- THIS ALLOWS THE GLOBE TO SPIN SMOOTHLY AROUND.

THE HORIZON RING HAS A FINELY PRINTED PAPER GORE APPLIED TO IT, WHICH SHOWS THE DAYS, MONTHS, ZODIAC SIGNS NAMED IN FRENCH AND ALSO BEAUTIFULLY DRAWN IN PICTORIAL FORM AS WELL AS THE CARDINAL POINTS AND WIND? THE HORIZON RING IS SUPPORTED BY FOUR ARMS, ONTO BOTH SIDES OF EACH ARM ARE PRINTED THE NAMES OF VARIOUS CITIES AND THEIR LOCATIONS IN LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE. ALL THE EDGES OF THE RINGS ARE PAINTED RED. THE SPHERE IS MOUNTED ONTO A TURNED EBONIZED WOODEN STAND.

THIS CHARMING CELESTIAL GLOBE IS IN GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION. THERE ARE A FEW OLD WOODWORM HOLES TO THE BASE. I ALSO HAVE A MATCHING ARMILLARY SPHERE BY THE SAME MAKER WHICH IS ALSO OFFERED UP FOR SALE NOW, IN A SEPARATE LISTING - ITEM NUMBER 113457225124.

The item "A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "artichoke000" and is located in Cornwall.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Format: Globe
  • Antique/ Modern: Antique
  • Diameter (Inches): 10in.
  • Type: Armillary
  • Cartographer/Publisher: ANONYMOUS
  • Year: CIRCA 1790
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Era: 1700s

A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm    A VERY RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY ANONYMOUS FRENCH CELESTIAL GLOBE 10 DIAMETER 25cm