■ƒ EARTH GLOBE AND ARMYLAR SPHERE OF PTOLEMAIC TYPE SIGNATURES OF DELAMARCHE AND FORTIN, LAST QUARTER OF THE 18th CENTURY The globe with a strong cardboard frame, with meridian circles and equatorial table, mounted on a blackened turned wooden stand, the engraved and varnished maps on laid paper, bearing two cartouches, one signed Delamarche and dated 1786, the other bearing the dedication to Monseigneur Bertin, Minister and Secretary of State, and the words "corrected and augmented by the discoveries of Captain Cook and his Voyage"; Accidents, particularly to the hour dial, and restorations The planetary representing the earth in the centre, two moving discs moving around it depicting the sun and the moon, the whole surrounded by meridian and equatorial circles and their parallels, bearing a cartouche signed Fortin and dated 1773; Accidents and restorations H.Accidents and restorations H.: 55 cm. (21 ½ in.); D.: 37 cm. (14 ½ in.) - (USD 2,946 - USD 4,714)
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