Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776

A pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

In paper with brass meridians and very rare ivory feet.

Signed « A New Globe of the Earth by N. Lane 1776”.

Dimensions : 11,3 cm high x 9,3 cm diameter

Londres 1776.

Nota : we know only one 18th century miniature pair of globes with ivory feet (private collection) signed by Nathaniel Hill dated 1754. Reference « The World In Your Hands – An exhibition of Globes and Planetaria » 1994/1995 – page 73.

 

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.

Pair of miniature terrestrial and celestial globes by Lane dated 1776.