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MALBY - A pair of English 3-inch globes.
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A pair of English 3-inch globes. - MALBY
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Title : A pair of English 3-inch globes..
Map maker : MALBY.
Date : London, 1844.
Size : 4.3 x 3.9 inches. / 11.0 x 10.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.
Description :With pasted label on each globe with the complete titles on each :
- MALBY'S Terrestrial Globe Compiled from the GLOBES of the SOCIETY FOR THE DIFF[?]. OF USEF[??] KNOWLEDGE Houghton St London March 1st 1844.
- MALBY'S Celestial Globe Shewing the Principal STARS of each Constellation. HOUGHTON ST. LONDON March 1st 1844.
The diameter for the globes are 3-inch.
The Malby family of map and globe makers was started by Thomas Malby, Sr. about 1839 and continued producing globes until at least 1860. The firm operated as Malby & Son with Thomas Malby, Jr. and globes produced by the company generally were engraved by C. Malby -- presumably a family member -- and later continued by Thomas Malby III.
The terrestrial globe has several areas of missing area in China Sea and Pacific Ocean who are carefully replaced with facsimile and redrawn in brown ink, including title label. Nevertheless a rare set of globes which make a great presentation.
Condition : Matching terrestrial and celestial globes, made from hand-colored, engraved gores, pins at poles, resting in matching turned mahogany cases with domed lids. 11 cm. high. Matching terrestrial and celestial globes in matching mahogany cases with domed lids. 11 cm. high.
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