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BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund (1780-1857), Nuremberg

BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund (1780-1857), Nuremberg
Die ERDE in kleinen C.B.
A 1 5/8-inch (4.3cm.) diameter terrestrial miniature globe, made up of twelve hand coloured engraved gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the continents coloured and outlined (a few small chips with loss of image), with a folding hand coloured engraved sheet depicting the world's inhabitants in 13 panels with titles in German (lightly spotted), the strip 22¾in. (28cm.) long, 2 1/8in. (5.5cm.) high, attached internally to the marbled paper covered box, with hand coloured engraved pictorial label to lid, titled DIE ERDE und IHRE BEWOHNER M.C.B.

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Peter van der Krogt Old Globes in the Netherlands (Utrecht, 1984)

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Van der Krogt illustrates and describes a similar globe as Bau 1: the title is the same, and, like this example, it has no parallels and, "The name Vancovens In. is written at the northwest coast of America, indicating Vancouver's discoveries (end of the 18th century). The 19th century explorations of the polar regions are not recorded, so that the globe can be dated between ca. 1800 and ca. 1825". However, although the engraved strip shows the same figures, it seems to be much longer than the present example. This box is also smaller than van der Krogt's, and has a slightly different wording, bearing the monogram "M.C.B." and omitting "2. Abtheilung".

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