# 43860


Globe en relief par Thury & Belnet

$6,500.00 AUD

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MÉDAILLE DE 2é CLASSE, EXPOSITION DE PARIS, 1855. Mèd.le de 1re Classe, Expon de Dijon 1858. – Méd.le d’Or Acadmie de Dijon BREVET D’INVENTION S.C.D.C. GLOBE EN RELIEF PAR THURY & BELNET GÉOGRAPHES, AUTEURS, ÉDITEURS, DIJON. Lith. Richard Dijon.

Dijon : Thury & Belnet, circa 1860. Terrestrial globe titled Globe en relief, 12 inches in diameter, lithographed gores over papier-mâché sphere, light and stable depression at the north-east Pacific, equator divided in degrees, metal pins and base on a turned French ebonised wooden stand, original (a stable crack), brass hour dial at the North Pole and eyelet for hanging the globe in a classroom, a few light marks and foxing. A very good example of a rare table globe in relief, the geographical elevations of the continents presented in raised profile, with the Paris Meridian evident (prior to the usage of the Greenwich Meridian).

An identical example sold at Christie’s London, sale 9265 GLOBES AND PLANETARIA, 28 Nov 2001, GBP £2703.