A 12 inch ( 30,5 cm) Cruchley terrestrial table globe in good original condition standing in a turned mahogany stand with engraved brass meridian ring. The Cartouch Gives: Cruchley’s Late Cary’s new Terrestrial globe – From the most recent Authorities – Exhibiting the latest discoveries towards the North Pole – and the new setllements & divisions of Australia New Zealand – California Texas & C – London – G.F. Crurchley , map seller , globe maker & Publisher – 81 Fleet street.
The papered gores retaining the original varnished finish.
George Cruchley was a globe maker in the working period 1823 to 1877 conform the Dictionary of Scientific Instrument Makers by Gloria Clifton.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.