A fine pair of Victorian 12 inch library table globes, Newton and Son, London, mid 19 th century, the terrestrial sphere applied with twelve coloured printed gores incorporating panel inscribed NEWTON'S, New & Improved, TERRESTRIAL GLOBE, Embracing every recent, DISCOVERY, to the Present Time, MANUFACTURED BY NEWTON & SON, 66 Chancery Lane & 3 Fleet Str't Temple Bar, London, Published Jan 1 st . 1862 to North Pacific and extensively annotated with principal cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains and other significant topographical features, the oceans with all significant islands labelled, the West Pacific with AN IMPROVED ANALEMMA... of the equation of time, and the Equator and Elliptic lines graduated in minutes, the celestial annotated with major constellations incorporating fanciful figural representations and stars graded by seven orders of magnitude, the upper hemisphere with panel inscribed NEWTON'S, New & Improved, CELESTIAL GLOBE , On which all the stars, Nebulae & Clusters contained, in the extensive Catalogue of the late F. Wollaston F.R.S., are accurately laid down, their Right Ascensions & Declina'tns, having been recalculated for the year 1840 by W. Newton., MANUFACTURED BY NEWTON & SON, 66 Chancery Lane & 3 Fleet Str't Temple Bar, London., Published Jan 1 st . 1851, each sphere with poles incorporating brass hour rings and pivots for mounting within brass meridian circles divided for degrees, resting in wooden stands with matching hand coloured paper horizon rings each inscribed Published 1 st Jan 1852 by, NEWTON & SON, 66 Chancery Lane, and 3 Fleet St. Temple Bar., graduated in degrees in two directions, days-of-the-month and houses of the Zodiac with names and symbols and also displaying compass directions, the stands each with three curved quadrant supports for the horizon ring over squat spiral twist turned baluster upright issuing three cabriole supports with pointed pad feet, 62cm (24.5ins) high approx
The firm of William Newton is recorded in Clifton, Gloria 'Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851' as working from 66 Chancery Lane, London 1841-83 and 3 Fleet Street 1851-57 and were awarded a prize medal for their globes at the 1851 Great Exhibition.