Althorp House Library, Northamptonshire, England, UK. Second Earl Spencer George John's fascination in literature began at a young age, and there is a Reynolds portrait in the house of him at Trinity College, Cambridge holding a book. By his later life, George John's collecting habit had become something of an obsession, and he attempted to collect every volume ever published in Britain.
Globe: Celestial, Eastern Identification number: M-14 Object title: Globe: Celestial. Date: 1600 - 1700 Date Notes: c. 1650 Place of production: [Lahore], [Pakistan] Material(s): brass, silver Brass Islamic globe with no visible seam. Full set of constellation figures with about 1018 stars indicated by inlaid silver points. On four-legged pedestal.