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Celestial Globe

Catalogue number:

"CARY & CO Makers to the Admiralty 7 PALL MALL LONDON" and "CARY, LONDON. PATENT No 21540"

diameter 5.6 inches

This globe shows no constellation figures or contours, but only the brightest stars used for navigation. It has a brass horizon and meridian ring designed by a Lieut. English, that are used to identify the stars. The wooden case is stamped with the name of the owner: "J DAVIES / I R N SIGNAL STATION / ST CATHERINES POINT / NITON UNDERCLIFF / N R VENTOR / IOW"

John Cary began making globes in London in 1791. The firm became Cary & Co. in the early 1890s, and were at this Pall Mall address in the early 1900s.

Ref: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich (London, 1999), pp. 293-303.

English’s Patent Star Finder (n.p., n.d.)

Further Information:

Star Finder