£8,000 - £12,000
A 15-inch Leonard Cushee Terrestrial Table Globe, English, circa 1760,
20 1/2in (52cm) tall with stand
horizon ring approx. 20in (51cm) diameter
Property From a Distinguished Private Collection
Leonard Compere Cushee is recorded as having worked "Opposite the Temple-gate, Fleet St, London" around 1761. He was apprenticed to the distinguished globe maker Nathaniel Hill, who had a workshop at The Globe and Sun, Chancery Lane. A Richard Cushee is also known to have worked at the same Chancery Lane address in the 1730's, and it is probable that he was the brother or cousin of Leonard. There is otherwise very little known about of the life or career of Leonard Cushee.