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Globe Terrestre (at center of French Orrery)

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Globe Terrestre (at center of French Orrery)

Lot 0054 Details

Description
  • Publication Date: c1935
  • Title: Globe Terrestre (at center of French Orrery)
  • Globemaker: Maison Forest

    Orrery centering on 5 inch terrestrial orb with printed color gores by Forest of Paris. On a turned walnut base and pedestal with usual rings and brass finial at top. The ecliptic (outermost) metal band is incised with figures of the zodiac and accompanying months. Fine display piece. Usually called orreys today (named for Charles Boyle, Fourth Earl of Orrery (1676-1731), the name for this interesting model was Armillary or Artificial Sphere in the 18th century. A true orrery is an apparatus showing the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by balls moved by wheelwork. An Armillary is a globe with external circles representing the colures and ecliptic. In the center is a 5 inch globe of the earth, orb of turned wood with coated paper gores, with Europe showing the pre-WW2 boundaries. In Africa, Kenya is colored to include Tanganika, Ethiopia not Italian. Japan controls “Mandchoukouo” (Manchukuo), Coree (Korea) and Formosa. Surface text in French. Surrounded by steel rings representing the horizon ring, equinoctial colure, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the outermost ring representing the ecliptic ring on which are etched the months and zodiac signs. Two other rings represent the Arctic Circle and the Solstice Colure. Entire construction raised on a turned walnut finished post on a round turned base. Brass finial at North Pole. Artistic recreation of a device usually shown in prints. Nice condition save for the arctic circle ring which is missing.

    Reserve: $775.00

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    Globe Terrestre (at center of French Orrery)

    Estimate $900 - $1,100
    May 18
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    Lot 0054 Details

    Description
    ...
  • Publication Date: c1935
  • Title: Globe Terrestre (at center of French Orrery)
  • Globemaker: Maison Forest

    Orrery centering on 5 inch terrestrial orb with printed color gores by Forest of Paris. On a turned walnut base and pedestal with usual rings and brass finial at top. The ecliptic (outermost) metal band is incised with figures of the zodiac and accompanying months. Fine display piece. Usually called orreys today (named for Charles Boyle, Fourth Earl of Orrery (1676-1731), the name for this interesting model was Armillary or Artificial Sphere in the 18th century. A true orrery is an apparatus showing the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by balls moved by wheelwork. An Armillary is a globe with external circles representing the colures and ecliptic. In the center is a 5 inch globe of the earth, orb of turned wood with coated paper gores, with Europe showing the pre-WW2 boundaries. In Africa, Kenya is colored to include Tanganika, Ethiopia not Italian. Japan controls “Mandchoukouo” (Manchukuo), Coree (Korea) and Formosa. Surface text in French. Surrounded by steel rings representing the horizon ring, equinoctial colure, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the outermost ring representing the ecliptic ring on which are etched the months and zodiac signs. Two other rings represent the Arctic Circle and the Solstice Colure. Entire construction raised on a turned walnut finished post on a round turned base. Brass finial at North Pole. Artistic recreation of a device usually shown in prints. Nice condition save for the arctic circle ring which is missing.

    Reserve: $775.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $45.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Tennessee

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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