William, active in London 1780 – 1798
Thomas Marriott, active in London 1790 – 1819
Terrestrial globe, ca. 1819
Diameter: 18.5 inches
Original chair with compass
Provenance: Switzerland, private collection
A rare George III earthglobe. Signed as W. & T.M. Bardin, the business name of father and son Bardin between 1790 and 1798, after which Thomas Marriott continued independently. However, the globe has been updated to 1819, the year Thomas Marriott died, and thus may be the last variant of the globe on which he collaborated.
The globe is dedicated to Joseph Banks ( 1743-1820 ), president of the Royal Society, who became famous for his research during the expedition to the South Pacific led by James Cook.
In cartouche: To the Rt. Honorable | SIR JOSEPH BANKS, Bart, K.B. | President of the Royal Society | This New British Terrestrial Globe. | Containing all the latest Discoveries and Communications, from the most | correct and authentic observations and surveys, to the year 1819. | by Capt. Cook and more recent Navigators. Engraved from | an accurate Drawing by Mr. Arrowsmith, Geographer. | Is respectfully dedicated | by His most obedient humble servants W. & T. M. Bardin.
Literature: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich, Oxford 1999, pp. 260-261.
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