H. Kiepert, 1880
Diameter: 20 cm
Total height: 42 cm.
Description: This is a rare and beautiful globe with a beautiful iron foot. It has a brass meridian. There are no damages on the globe worth mentioning apart from a small dent in Europe (see picture) and a hardly visible dent in Africa.
The globe is made up of twelve coloured printed paper gores and two polar calottes, the equator graduated in degrees, the ecliptic graduated in days and labelled with the houses of the zodiac, the oceans showing ocean currents, the continents with nation states, rivers, mountains and other details. The borders of the South pole were unknown at the time.
Cartouche: Erdglobus gezeichnet von H. Kiepert Berlin, Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, 1880, Stich v. J. Sulzer, Druck v. L. Kraatz