London, South Kensington
23 September 2010
A MECHANICAL MINIATURE GLOBE
GERMAN, 19TH CENTURY.
A pull-out paper section bearing 54 hand-coloured engraved portraits of inhabitants of the earth drives an axle rotating the earth, which is probably by Bauer and made up of twelve hand-coloured gores, ungraduated tropics, equator and ecliptic.
6¼in. (15.5cm.) high
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Please note that there are 54 illustrations and not 5 as stated in the catalogue.
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