1860 · Nuremberg
by Klinger, J G.
Nuremberg: J. G. Klinger, 1860. Near Fine. A very nice example of an all original Klinger Nuremberg globe. The globe is 42.37mm in diameter and 50.13mm including the brass pinions on each end. Twelve hand-colored engraved gores. The original display box is 55mm wide, and 54mm tall. The box is constructed with three concentric paper tubes. The innermost with two semi-circular cutouts where the globe's pinions fit allowing it to spin freely. The middle and outer tubes are sized so that the separate fitted top which protects the globe fits snugly. We have had minor conservation work done to semi-circular cutouts, adding small brass semi-circles so the globe rotation no longer wears away at the paper. The display box, quite nice indeed, illustrates children viewing a large globe at a table with a label "The Erde" and "The Earth" below. The globe is labeled in English. A beautiful example, with some patina from careful usage, but much nicer than often found. Dekker points out that "Although the globe has [ J. G. Klinger's ] name on it, it must have been published after his death since it shows Wilkes' Land, which was discovered in 1840-42" (Globes at Greenwich GLB0017). A rather dirty example of this globe sold at Bonhams in New York in October of 2014 for $3750 including premium.
A perfect addition to any cartographic collection.
(Inventory #: 26773)