• Set of Matching Terrestrial and Celestial Globes

    A wonderful set of matching Terrestrial and Celestial 6 inch globes by George Philip and Son with brass semi-meridian mounts on ebonised turned wood bases. Circa 1935.

    The celestial globe shows the constellations and many named stars.
    When looking at the stars from Earth the viewpoint is effectively inside a celestial sphere. The surface of a celestial globe shows the star field as a projection viewed from the outside and is therefore reversed, with the constellations appearing as their mirror images.

    The terrestrial globe is printed in several colours and comprises of twelve coated lithographic paper gores with polar calottes over a six inch card sphere. The age of the globe has been identified by the political borders and named cities displayed. The globe is nicely detailed and has a grid network of parallels and meridians. It shows all the continents and countries as they were at the time it was printed and also indicates all the principal steamship routes with distances in nautical miles. A cartouche is present that includes the title and maker's address.

    Dimensions of each globe: 15.25 cm/6 inch (Diameter) x 30.5 cm/12 inches (Height)
    Price £2,400.00 inc. VAT
    Outside the EU £2,000.00

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