BARDIN, William (c.1740-1798)
Terrestrial globe, 9 inches in diameter, engraved gores and two polar calottes with original hand colouring over papier mache base, graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, monsoons and showing the tracks of numerous explorers; hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood, supported on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. A very fine example with no obvious signs of restoration, a rich and warm patina, recent lacquer expertly applied for conservation.
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