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JOHNSTON, W. & A. K.

3 inch globe by W. & A. K. Johnston Limited

$8,500.00 AUD

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Edinburgh and London : W. & A. K. Johnston Limited, [ca.1870]. Terrestrial pocket globe, 3 inches in diameter, engraved gores with original hand colour over papier-mâché and plaster sphere, the surface in fine order with a recent shellac applied for protection, two metal pins resting the globe in a fine modern turned mahogany case with fitted lid; a very fine example, sitting cleanly within its case.

An attractive pocket globe from the Victorian era.

William and Andrew Keith Johnston established their partnership in the 1830s and were arguably the most significant publishers of maps, atlases and globes in the Victorian era, being awarded a Royal Appointment to Queen Victoria.

This exquisite miniature globe shows countries and colonies at the height of the Age of Empire, the extremities of the Antarctic continent marked at the southern antipodes, the blank interior representing the final frontier of exploration.