Künstlicher Erdkugel zur Verbreitung gemein nütziger Kentnisse über die Sintheilung u: Gestalt der Länder u: Meere unfers Wöhnplatzes [Artificial globe for the dissemination of useful knowledge about the classification and the shape of the countries and seas in our world]. GLOBE.

Künstlicher Erdkugel…
Künstlicher Erdkugel zur Verbreitung gemein nütziger Kentnisse über die Sintheilung u: Gestalt der Länder u: Meere unfers Wöhnplatzes [Artificial globe for the dissemination of useful knowledge about the classification and the shape of the countries and seas in our world]

Collapsible engraved and handcoloured globe in six gores (170 mm. tall); contained in the original marbled paper portfolio, label on front cover as above, comprising a colured lithograph title-page, engraved contentgs on verso, two mounted handcoloured explanatory plates, and with a continuous frieze folding from the case showing 15 ethnographical portraits from around the world (1725 mm).

a delicate and rare survival, of especial pacific interest

A well-preserved and very attractive folding globe in original condition with original accompaniments. The six gores that form the globe are held together by cords: by pulling on the sleeves that keep the cords together the globe assembles to show the whole world divided into five main regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. The delightful folding frieze which accompanies the globe has three separate images for each of the five regions, with the Australian section including coloured images of the inhabitants of New Holland, Van Diemen's Land, and the Friendly Islands (Tonga).

A well-preserved and very attractive folding globe in original condition with original accompaniments. The six gores that form the globe are held together by cords: by pulling on the sleeves that keep the cords together the globe assembles to show the whole world divided into five main regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. The delightful folding frieze which accompanies the globe has three separate images for each of the five regions, with the Australian section including coloured images of the inhabitants of New Holland, Van Diemen's Land, and the Friendly Islands (Tonga).

Designed for geographical instruction in schools, the globe features different handcolouring for each of the main regions, as well as marking the tropics, the ecliptic, and the signs of the zodiac.

The publication is physically similar to a differently titled collapsible globe published by Friedrich G. Schutz in Stuttgart c. 1820, entitled "Darstellung der fünf Welttheile durch Zufammenfetzung in eine Kugel aehnliche Gestalt, zur leichteren Vorstellung und Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht in Schulen über die Beschaffenheit & Eintheilung der Erde."

As can easily be imagined with such an attractive and delicate piece, a copy in such fine condition is of some rarity. We have not been able to find any record of the globe in an Australian library, nor does Schulz garner a mention in standard bibliographies such as Tooley's Mapping of Australia.

Price (AUD): $3,600.00

US$2,617.88   Other currencies

Ref: #3906193