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19th Century Terrestrial Pocket Globe by Abel Klinger Nuremberg.

Item#: MAG250



This small globe was made for the Dutch market at the end of the 19th century. It measures 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) in diameter. The globe is made of a wooden sphere covered with twelve, hand coloured varnished paper gores, and no polar calottes, the equator is graduated in degrees, the ecliptic is not graduated. The geographical details on the sphere show simple outlines of the continents, the continents show the major rivers and major countries and areas. All names are in Dutch. In the north and south poles are metal axis pins. The globe comes in its original fitted turned walnut box, which measures 7 cm (2.75 inches) in diameter and 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) high. Johann Georg Klinger, (1764-1806) published his first globes in 1790 written in Latin. After his death, his widow continued the business until1836 when it was taken over by Johann Paul Dreykorn, who continued to publish globes under the imprint of “J.G. Klingersche Kunsthandlung. One
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