Newton terrestrial table globe 1840
10 000-12 000 SEK
TABLE GLOBE BY NEWTON. Newton´s New & Improved Terrestrial Globe containing the latest discoveries. London, Newton & Son, 66 Chancery Lane 1840.
Terrestrial table globe, made up of 12 hand-colored engraved gores laid over a plaster sphere, brass meridian circle, four legged wooden stand with paper horizon. Diameter c. 33 cm, height c. 55 cm. Title set in the Northern Pacific, with improved analemma, showing the latest discoveries on the Antarctic continent.
Worn, partly with damages and some cracks, large crack almost round the whole globe, staining and browing. Paper horizon and stand partly worn.
John Newton (1759-1844), London globe maker. Established in the 1780s, it continued on, with the involvement of Newton´s sons, throughout the nineteenth century.