A pair of decorative globes on alabaster and marble column stands.


Year of Publication

19th cent.


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The 4.25 inch. (10 cm.) spheres applied with twelve printed gores and polar calottes pivoted via the poles within brass half-meridian rings, each mounted on top of alabaster columns with molded capitals, notable entasis to the shafts and Tuscan-style bases, the plinths with gilt fluted black marble cavetto top moldings and roundel-centered skirts incorporating shaped aprons. Each 70cm (27.5 inch.) high, 12.5cm (5 inch.) wide, 11cm (4.5 inch.) deep. The terrestrial and the celestial globe are a reduction, printed after the 1541 original by the early Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator (1512-94) for Nicholas Perrenot (possibly of de Granville, Prime Minister to Emperor Charles V).