A fine antique Victorian terrestrial ‘Cruchley’s Late Cary’s New Terrestrial’ 12-inch table globe, dated 1855.
The globe is fitted with a brass meridian ring, a horizon ring with printed months of the year and astrological signs, mounted on a mahogany x frame stand.
It bears a cartouche which states:
Cruchley’s Late Cary’s new Terrestrial globe
From the most recent Authorities
Exhibiting the latest discoveries towards the North Pole
and the new setllements & divisions of
Australia New Zealand – California Texas & C
G.F. Crurchley , map seller , globe maker & Publisher
81 Fleet street
Additions to January 1st 1855
Add some worldly knowledge to your home with this amazing globe.
In really excellent condition. As an antique item, the globe show minor signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the globe displays beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 48 x Width 44 x Depth 44
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches
Map-seller & Globe Maker
81 Fleet Street. London
George Cruchley was a globe maker in the working period 1823 to 1877 conform the Dictionary of Scientific Instrument Makers by Gloria Clifton.
The celebrated Cruchley family of cartographers and globe makers produced some of the greatest late Georgian globes, and are often considered one of the best 19th century British globe makers.
Our reference: A2741