Terrestrial Globe – Merzbach & Falk, Bruxelles, 1881
A classic victorian political and physical globe edited in Bruxelles by the famous house Merzbach and Falk, founded in 1881. A rather interesting globe depicting mountains, ocean currents and wireless cables. Antarctica has not yet been explored.
The sphere is on a plaster base covered with 12 chromolithographed paper gores. Blackened bronze base with man heads and lion feet. On top a bronze key.
Date: ca. 1900
H: 60 cm
D globe: 30 cm
Cartouche: Institute geographique de Bruxelles 1881
Globe terrestre publié par Merzbach & Falk editeurs
Librairie Europienne C. Muquardt, Bruxelles
Condition: overall in good condition, slight browning may occur