Celestial Globe by J. & W. Cary

Celestial Globe by J. & W. Cary

England

C. 1822

Sphere: 12in. (30.48cm)

H: 18.5in. (46.99cm)

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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. With the extent of each Constellation precisely defined by McGilpin of the Royal Society.

Terrestrial Globe by G. & J. Cary

Terrestrial Globe by G. & J. Cary

England

1836

Sphere: 12in. (30.48cm)

H: 18.5in. (46.99cm)

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Cary’s New Terrestrial Globe Delineated From the best Authorities extant. Exhibiting the late Discoveries towards the North Pole, and every improvement in Geography to the present time. London: Made and Sold by G. & J. Cary, 86 St. James’s Street, Jany. 1, 1836.

Cadran Annuel de Cabinet

Cadran Annuel de Cabinet

Perpetual calendar 1710-1736

Original colour & gold

Printed paper on cardboard

Le Bouteux, Paris, 1710

48cm x 29cm

The presentation copy of this perpetual calendar was made for King Louis XIV and kept in his personal cabinet. This copy is dedicated to Louis-Nicolas Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Baron de Breteuil et de Preuilly, the Introducer of Ambassadors and foreign Princes to the King.

Ivory Diptych Sundial

Ivory Diptych Sundial

Signed "Charles Bloud"
Dieppe, France c.1670
8.1cm x 9.3cm

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An unusually large Charles Bloud sundial featuring elaborate engraved floral decorations. This rare compendium comprises a circular equinoctial dial, a lunar volvelle with a latitude scale along its side, a horizontal dial with an elliptical scale for the magnetic azimuth dial and a compass and finally a perpetual calendar.

Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual Calendar

Unsigned, undated
Germany, XVIIIth century
Silver, brass
3.8cm

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A circular pocket perpetual calendar, finely engraved Calendarium Perpetuum, with days of the week, zodiac signs, saints' days, sunrise and sunset. Similar instruments can be found at the British Museum in London and at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.