English glass celestial globe, 1739

Made:
1739 in London
maker:
Malby & Co.
and
Heath and Wing
engraver:
John Cowley

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Glass celestial globe (diameter: 12 ins) etched by J, Cowley, 1739 on a brass mechanical stand made by Heath & Wing of
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Glass celestial sphere (72269/57/1), engraved by John Cowley, 1739, with globe stand by Heath & Wing, London. Sphere broken and repaired during 1900s as the cracked and rivetted globe encloses a Newton terrestrial globe with printed gores dated Jan 1st 1897.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1913-531
Materials:
brass, glass
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 610 x 400 mm
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
  • celestial globe
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
Mr Thomas H. Court
status:
Permanent collection

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