24 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
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)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
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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