WEYGAND, F. J.
Globe artificiel et mécanique a l’usage du petit géographe.
Amsterdam : La Haye [Netherlands] : F.J. Weygand, n.d. [c.1840]. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 170 x 70 mm (irregular); in fine condition with vivid original colour, Australia with Terre de Witt, Terre d’Eendracht, Cape Leeuwin, Terre de Nuyts, Golfe de Spencer, Terre de Van Diemen, Detroit de Bass, Port Jackson, and Sidney Cove all marked; the gores attached to one another with the original tape strips at each side, original drawstrings at top and bottom of each gore intact; folding flat within its octavo size instructional booklet, pictorial pink wrappers (lightly marked, fragile stitching), with 8 pp of text (a section on Oceania on the final page), and a double page illustrated with hand-coloured diagrams; all text in French; the booklet overall in very good condition, housed within the original pictorial paper covered card slipcase with gold paper edges.
A beautiful and delicate pedagogical collapsible globe, remarkably well preserved and with its original booklet and slipcase.
Apparently unrecorded in Australian collections. (Two similar French collapsible globes by Augustin Legrand are held in the collections of the National Library of Australia and State Library of New South Wales).