Price range: £100,000 +     REF No. 4471721

A VICTORIAN 36-INCH TERRESTRIAL ‘COLOSSUS’ GLOBE BY THOMAS MALBY

The globe consists of 24 hand coloured engraved segments on a plaster coated sphere and bears the label of Edward Stanford, who took over the Malby business and updated the papers in1873.

Very few 36-inch Malby colossus globes can be located, and most are in national collections. Of the others, two are in the collection of the University of Utah, three are in private collections elsewhere in the USA and three are in private collections in Great Britain.

English, circa 1850, with updates by Edward Stanford in 1873

Height: 62 in; 157.5 cm
Diameter: 50 in; 127 cm


Literature:
Elly Dekker, ‘Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum’, 1999, pp. 404, 500 & 525.