Broadside with an etching of John Carte's cosmographical clock shown at Tuesday, December 3rd 1700 at "three-quarters past twelve", and two columns of letterpress text; framed.
Etching and letterpress
- Length: 40.5 centimetres
- Width: 51.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentThe FRONTISPIECE of the COSMOGRAPHICAL CLOCK. Representing the Phœnomena on Tuesday, December the 3d. 1700, three Quarters past Twelve. Invented and Made by JOHN CARTE, Watch-Maker in Garden-Court near the Fountain in the Middle-Temple, London.
The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate. Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
Prehistory and Europe
- CAI.2770 (Ilbert Collection)
- CAI.2835 (Ilbert Collection)
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Object reference number: MCC4198
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