History of Science Museum: Collection Database Search

Record Details

Celestial Globe, by S.S. Edkins, London, Early 19th Century

preview image for Celestial Globe, by S.S. Edkins, London, Early 19th Century
Inventory Number: 34352
Object Type:
Persons: S. S. Edkins (Maker)
T. M. Bardin (Designer)
Date Created: Early 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Celestial globe in library stand. Brass latitude ring and tripod-type oak(?) on the base; there are signs of zodiac and months of the year printed on paper pasted on equatorial ring.
Primary Inscriptions: "Manufactured by S.S. Edkins Son in / Law & Successor to the late T.M. / BARDIN, Salisbury Square, London." "To the Rev, / NEVIL MASKELYNE, D.D, F.RS. / Astronomer Royal / This New British Celestial Globe, / Containing the Positions of nearly 6000 Stars, Clusters, Nebulae, Planetary / Nebulae, &c. Correctly laid down to the present period from the latest observati- / ons and discoveries by D Maskelyne, Dr Herschel, The Rev.d Fr. Wollaston &c &c / Is Respectfully Dedicated / by his most obedient h.ble Servant / T. M. Bardin."
Collection Group:
Material(s): Oak(?)
Copper Alloy
Paper
Metal
Plaster(?)
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
950 580 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 40322

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/34352