Johannes Deur (1667-1734) is recorded as an active globe maker in 1723, a year after receiving a charter for a mechanical globe. He is known as an active map engraver as early as 1714, and may be related to Abraham Deur who was an engraver for de Wit. The quality of his engraving is of the highest quality, and the stars picked are out in gilt to make this one of the most beautiful pocket globes we have seen. It is also incredibly rare, with only two copies held in institutions (Museum Boerhaave & Museum of the Jagellonian University), a third unlocated copy was sold by Frederick Muller, cat. 93, in 1891.