Malby's semi terrestrial globe, 1859

Diameter: 7,5 cm

Total height: -

Age: 1859

Condition: The globe is in good condition and is very clear and easy to read. The box in which the globe is laid is in perfect condition.

Description:  This very rare antique, semi terrestrial pocket globe, is made up of twelve copper-plate, engraved paper gores which are hand coloured. The equator is graduated in degrees and hours. The ecliptic graduated in days and showing the symbols of the houses of the zodiac. The Antarctic is labelled 'supposed antarctic continent', the continents outlined in colour with numerous physical and geographical details. The two parts of the globe are attached with a cupper hinge and a small hook. The globe can be opened and laid in the beautiful box for studying. The box itself has felt lined and two cupper curves.

Cartouche: Malby's semi terrestrial globe, manufactured for the Commissioners of Irish National Education in accordance with professor S...., Method of T... ,1859


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