E. Schotte & Co, 1870

Diameter: 15 cm

Total height: 35 cm.

Age: approx.: 1870.

Description: This is a beautiful globe with a beautiful turned ebonised foot. It has a brass meridian. There are no damages on the globe worth mentioning apart from small cracks (see pictures).

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 but not labelled, 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. The globe is made by E. Schotte & Co, nach den neuesten und besten Quellen bearbeitet, Berlin, Lith. v. Korbgeweit.

Ernst Schotte (1855-1900) was a prolific Berlin maker producing a good range of library, desk-top and schoolroom globes. Schotte globes, principally terrestrials, appeared in no less than fifteen languages, and Mars globes and tellurians were also made. The firm was founded in 1855 by Ernest Schotte, and by the 1870's were producing a range of nine different diameter globes, principally on wooden stands, but occasionally on cast metal. Diameters 4cm to 33cm, height of stands varying from 10cm - 57cm, each globe with twelve lithographed paper gores, coloured, the four larger of the series with brass meridian half circles, the gores with ocean currents and political information applicable to the date of manufacture, variously 1867-1900. Mounted on stands of turned wood, ebonised and fitted with circular platform bases, the two largest with flattened bun feet (The world in your hands, various writers).

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