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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    A 1¾-inch miniature globe


    Price Realised  


    A 1¾-inch miniature globe
    German, 19th century
    unsigned [but probably by MPS], made up of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, with ungraduated equatorial, tropics and ecliptic, the continents coloured yellow, pink and green, showing some rivers, towns and islands, Australia named New Holland, Tasmania shown as an island, New Zealand shown but no Antarctic land depicted, Californea [sic] shown as a peninsula; an 8mm dent and stain to Pacific Ocean, in a modern carboard box [with:]

    A 13-inch long letter-opener for THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED, THE EASTERN, EXTENSION TELEGRAPH COMPANY, LIMITED, 50 & 11 OLD BROAD STREET, LONDON, E.C., showing partial world-map over two sides with telegraph cables shown in red, undated [but 1888], calendar to reverse.
    1¾in. (4.4cm.) diameter (2)

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    Because the calendar gives February 29th as a Wednesday we can use the telegraph cables depicted to give a date of 1888.

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