SCHOTTE, Ernst & Co (fl. 1855-1900)
A rare 1 inch miniature ‘doll’s globe’
Berlin : Ernst Schotte & Co., circa 1870. Printed gores with hand colouring on a wooden sphere measuring 1 inch in diameter, on a turned wooden stand with metal pin.
“The firm of Ernst Schotte was of great importance in the production of globes in Berlin in the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. At the end of the 1870s, this firm made terrestrial globes in nine different sizes, from a ’dolls globe’ 1in (2, 5 cm) in diameter to a school globe 19in (48 cm) in diameter, along with four sizes of celestial globes.” – Dekker & van der Krogt, p. 145.
A rare terrestrial globe of truly miniature proportion.
Reference : DEKKER, Elly and van der KROGT, Peter, Globes from the Western world, 1993