Extraordinary Abel Klinger Small Globe on Wooden Stand

1851 - 1856
La Terre d'après les plus nouvelles découverts. Nüremberg, Abel Klinger Editeurs.
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An exceptional testament of the exploration era of the world history. This globe was made in Nuremberg, Germany from 12 paper gores on solid wooden sphere with brass half meridian and wooden stand. Abel Klinger globes are one of the most desired globes among collectors.

Following observations suggest the globe was made in the period of 1845 - 1857

  • the position of the Mexico label suggests its origin can be dated prior to 1850 when contemporary California, Arizona and New Mexico belonged to Mexico
  • Tasmania is labeled as "La Terre de ..." (translated as "The Land of ...") - although not a 100 % clear reference, it is most likely meant to be "The Land of Van Diemen’s" which is the former name for Tasmania used until 1856
  • there is no sign of Victoria lake (some references show the newer versions of this globe actualy display the lake) therefore it is likely older than 1857

Condition

Country
Germany
Materials
Solid Wood Ball, Wooden stand, brass
Height
15
cm
cm
Diameter
8
cm
m2
Map scale
Weight
kg
Sold.
690
 €

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