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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    A French 1½-inch miniature globe


    Price Realised  


    A French 1½-inch miniature globe
    Delamarche, mid-19th century
    The cartouche DELAMARCHE 7 Rue de Battoir Paris, the globe comprised of twelve engraved gores, graduated equatorial numbered by 30° divided by 5°, ecliptic, tropics and polar circles shown and labelled, meridian through Paris, Australia labelled Australie ou Nlle Hollande, Tasmania as an island labelled I: de Diemen, New Zealand shown along with T[erre] d'Enderby, North coast of Canada shown (slight discoloration and light rubbing or flaking of varnish), with modern brass meridian ring supported by brass base, housed in a modern cardboard case.
    3¾in. (9.5cm.) high on stand

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    To clarify, both the brass meridian and the support stand are modern.