It’s a small world: Cary pocket globes emerge in two sales

02 October 2023

Three-inch globes were mostly sold as pocket globes, typically as a terrestrial globe contained within a ray-skin case with the celestial gores for the heavens pasted inside.


Bardin globe travels Down Under

21 August 2023

An Australian bidder secured this early 19th century 2ft 4in (71cm) Bardin terrestrial library globe at Copake Auction’s (25% buyer’s premium) recent estate sale in upstate New York.


Global interest in Chester

03 October 2022

A pair of 19th century globes by the Newton family is on offer from FE Anderson of Welshpool at the Chester Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.


Pick of the week: A round the world trip in the 1560s

03 January 2022

Sixteenth-century globes rarely appear on the market. So, Jim Spencer, Hansons’ works on paper specialist, had been amazed to encounter one at a valuation day in Bishton Hall, Staffordshire.


Georgian globes travel to Los Angeles

09 November 2020

This pair of early 19th century George III period terrestrial and celestial globes in mahogany stands are by Dudley Adams, (1762-1830) a member of the well-known Adams family of globemakers.


Putting Berlin on the Islamic globe

29 June 2020

The sky was (almost) the limit at the recent sale at Bassenge (28% buyer’s premium) in Berlin when an Islamic celestial globe came up for sale.


Miniature terrestrial pocket globe offered in Massachusetts

09 March 2020

This English miniature terrestrial pocket globe complete with a shagreen case, its interior lined with a celestial map, will feature in the spring sale at CRN Auctions in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 15.


Terrestrial table globe put on the auction map in Melbourne

02 May 2017

One of the highlights of Mossgreen’s sale of Decorative Arts to be held in Armadale, Melbourne, on May 8-9 is this 11in (26.5cm) diameter 17th century terrestrial table globe with its original mahogany cradle.

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Globes from 1816 take £50,000 in Wales

09 April 2013

This pair of full-size library globes was the pick of more than 800 lots from a Pembrokeshire country house sold by Carmarthen firm Peter Francis.


Blaeu globes break Dutch record

07 April 2008

A pair of Dutch library globes by the man regarded as father of western globe making, Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), now rank the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction in Holland.


Quality Irish furniture to the rescue on a dull Dublin day

15 June 2004

BIDDING was noticeably selective at Adam's (15/12.5% buyer's premium) May 19 outing, with an unusually high unsold rate by lot and relatively little to tempt buyers in the pictures, silver and ceramics sections. Furniture, and particularly Irish furniture, was a different matter, with wealthy Irish private buyers battling with both the home and London trade for a handful of high-quality pieces, coming fresh to market from different local sources.

Carious Carys are still worth the earth…

16 October 2003

A PORTISHEAD parent proved no dummy when he unearthed two Regency library globes at his child’s school. The unusually large globes, by renowned London maker Cary, were discovered under the floorboards of local Bristol school, Portishead Primary, and went on to form the stellar entry in this 396-lot collectors sale.