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MÜLLER, Karl (d. 1831), Karlsruhe and Baden

MÜLLER, Karl (d. 1831), Karlsruhe and Baden
Darstellung der fünf Welttheile durch Zusammensetzung in eine kugelaehnliche Gestalt. Zur leichtern Vorstellung und Gebrauch beÿm geographischen Unterricht in Schulen. Entwerfen und lithographirt von KARL MÜLLER Carlsruhe u. Baden
A terrestrial folding globe, made up of six hand coloured lithographed gores mounted on card, with collared cords to the gore ends, the equatorial graduated in degrees, the ecliptic ungraduated, but showing the symbols and names of the houses of the zodiac (lightly rubbed at edges) - the gores 7in. (17.5cm.) long, contained in orange paper covered portfolio, the cover with title label giving instructions, with illegible signature and date 11. Apr. 1825 in ink, the interior with panel describing the physical properties of the earth, the seas and the continents (extremities rubbed) - 8in. (20cm.) high

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Tom Lamb and Jeremy P. Collins (ed.) The World In Your Hands (London, 1994)

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The World In Your Hands notes that: "Carl Müller was of German origin. He learnt lithography in Germany and established his own lithographic institute in Sweden in 1820" (p. 77). As lithography was a relatively new technique invented in 1798, Müller was one of the first globe makers to apply lithography to globe production.


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