Terrestrial Globe, ca. 1875 – Lebègue, Paris
Terrestrial globe edited in Paris by J. Lebègue & Cie, founded in 1814. With territorial maps and oceanic currents. Further detail relating to international rail routes, shipping lines and undersea telegraphic cables makes this a rather interesting globe. Australia is even named as Nouveau Hollande.
The sphere is on a plaster base covered chromolithographed paper gores. Cast iron base with man heads and lion feet. On top a brass key.
H: 60 cm (23,5”)
D globe: 30 cm (12”)
Cartouche: Globe terrestre, Lebègue & Cie, Editeurs, 30 Rue de Lille 30, Paris
Condition: browning, mainly in the southern hemisphere