A fine pair of 18 inch William and Alexander Keith Johnston globes. Both spheres made up of two sets of twelve gores.
The terrestrial globe showing Greenwich Meridian and equinoctial colure, countries coloured and outlined, the oceans showing the currents, telegraph lines and analemma equation.
The stunning dark blue celestial globe with the constellations depicted pictorially in gold, the stars shown to six orders of magnitude.
Brass meridian rings supported by two rollers in the horizon ring and one below, raised on quadrant supports, mounted on carved and turned mahogany pillar, the tripod legs with acanthus leaf carving and paw feet in Regency style.
A fine pair of Library globes in very good condition.
Made in England, ca 1890 by W & AK Johnston.
Diameter: 45 cm, height: 115 cm
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