Height 117.00 cm. Depth 56.00 cm.
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A PAIR OF REGENCY GLOBES ON MAHOGANY STANDS EARLY 19TH CENTURY, BY W & T M BARDIN
The terrestrial globe inscribed `To the Rt. Honorable/ Sir Joseph Banks, BARt. K.B./President of the Royal Society/ This New British Terrestrial Globe/ Containing all the latest Discoveries and Communications, from the most/ correct and authentic Observations and Surveys to the year 1799/ by Capt. Cook and more recent Navigators. Engraved from/ an Accurate drawing by Mr Arrowsmith, Geographer. … to 1807Is respectfully dedicated/ by his most obedient servant/ W & T M Bardin/ Manufactured & Sold Wholesale& Retail by W & T. M.Bardin/ 16 Salisbury Square Fleet Street London`, the celestial globe inscribed ` To the Rev/ Nevil MaskelyneD.D., F.R.S./ Astronomer Royal / This New British Celestial Globe/ Containing the Positions of nearly 6000 stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary/ Nebulae& Correctly computed & laid down for the year 1800, from the latest observations/ and discoveriesby Dr Maskelyne, Dr Herschel, The Rev. M Wollaton& c& c/ Is Respectfully Dedicated/ by his most obedient servants/ W & W T Bardin./ Manufactured & Sold Wholesale & Retail/ by W & T.M.Bardin/ 16 Salisbury Square, Fleet Street/ London`, both on stands with reeded turned tapering legs, the base with a compass.
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