Three miniature antique globes coming up for auction13 January 2020 Have you dreamed about holding the whole world in your hands?
Well, that dream can become reality if you successfully bid for a miniature globe that is coming up for auction this month.
Here is a selection of three at sales via thesaleroom.com.
1. A 3in pocket globe from 1791
This English 3in (7.5cm) terrestrial pocket globe by Carey, London, is dated 1791 and comes in its original fish skin case with brass hooks and eyes. The globes comprise 12 printed paper gores, including tracks of Captain Cook (1773, 1774, 1775) as well as 'Diemens Land and New Zeeland'.
The case is lined with northern and southern hemisphere celestial paper gores (sections). It is estimated at £1500-2000 at C&T in Tunbridge Wells on January 22.
View and bid via thesaleroom.com for this 18th century pocket globe.
2. A 19th century 1.5in pocket globe
An early 19th century English 1.5in (4cm) miniature pocket globe in domed mahogany case is offered at Chiswick Auctions on January 21 with an estimate at £800-1200. Chiswick states in the catalogue description that James Wyld and Newton & Sons both produced miniature globes of this type in domed, mahogany cases in the first half of the 19th century.
View and bid via thesaleroom.com for this 19th century pocket globe.
3. 19th century globe folding card
This lot might be one for the flat Earth fans. The White's Plane Spherical Globe folding card dates to c.1839. It has a rotating hemisphere on each page, published by W White 1839, and is offered with an estimate of £200-300 at Tennants on January 22.
View and bid via thesaleroom.com for this 19th century globe folding card.
It’s a small world so if these globes catch your eye view a variety of other globes and maps via thesaleroom.com.