18th Century George III Terrestrial 3" Pocket Globe by Cary, Dated 1791
Faringdon, United Kingdom
A late 18th century 3" pocket globe signed and dated 1791. Housed in its original sharkskin case. The interior of the case is laid with gorse depicting the northern and southern celestial hemispheres. A rare 3-inch diameter example of Cary’s pocket globe in a superb sharkskin covered case with two brass hook and eye clasps. The terrestrial globe, itself 3 inches in diameter, covered with copper-engraved hand-coloured gores applied to a plaster and papier maché sphere, the case lined with celest...