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Pair of 12-Inch Globes by Dudley Adams

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An extraordinary pair of terrestrial and celestial globes crafted by Dudley Adams

Key Features

  • A remarkable pair of George-III period terrestrial and celestial globes crafted by Dudley Adams
  • Each 12-inch globe bears the hallmarks of Adams' skill and attention to detail
  • Dudley Adams was appointed globe maker to George III in 1794, a post previously held by his father
  • Each globe bears the Dudley Adams seal with a dedication to George III
  • Circa 1800
  • 17 1/4" diameter x 23" high

Item Details

  • Height:
    23 Inches
  • Diameter:
    17 1/4 Inches
  • Period:
    18th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
A fine pair of George III-period, 12-inch celestial and terrestrial globes by Dudley Adams, son of the noted George Adams of London. Each bears the hallmarks of advanced mathematical and cartographic notations of the day for which the Adams firm was renowned. Globes were only accessible to members of society with great wealth, and to own such a fine pair was the ultimate status symbol of both wealth and education.

Each globe bears the Dudley Adams seal, noting the firm's status as "Globe & Math Instrument Makers to the King."

Circa 1800

17 1/4" diameter x 23" high
Maker's Cartouche

Collecting Antique Globes

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