Title - 12-Inch Terrestrial Floor Globe
Artist - G.F. Cruchley
Type - Floor Globe
Size - 39 x 20.5 in
Medium- Mahogany tripod stand
Year - 1868
Condition - Generally very good with the usual expected light scattered surface wear, staining, soiling, fading, toning, and abrasions, all restored. Overall has a nice rich tone, very readable. Stand generally very good with the usual shrinkage and restorations to joints; recently French polished.
About the artist
George Frederick Cruchley was a map and globe engraver and publisher in London. He succeeded the renowned Cary family of globemakers.
About the piece
The terrestrial globe surmounted by brass hour disc at North Pole, in calibrated full brass meridian, the horizon with engraved paper calendar and zodiac, raised on a tripod mahogany stand decorated overall with ebonized geometric inlays and ebonized turnings, the horizon supported by four mahogany quadrants joined with pairs of ogee brackets, the central circular standard with a series of ebonized ring turnings, the hipped scrolled legs and scrolled feet decorated with ebonized roundels, ending in brass casters. The brass meridian bears an engraved presentation inscription to a student from the period when the globe was made.
The globe is in tones of cream and olive with some outlining of geographical entities in various colors. State boundaries are not drawn on the United States, and the area west of the Mississippi River has the general labels Northwest Territory, Indian Territory, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and California. Alaska is labeled "Alaska."