Franz Leopold Schöninger (1790-1877), was a Viennese bookbinder and later publisher who from around 1840 controlled most of the Viennese globe market. He was initially commissioned in 1815 by the geographer Josef Riedl von Leuenstern to produce a 9in. globe, which he did, at that time Schöninger was working for Josph Jttner, but struck out on his own from about 1840 onwards and was to be succeeded by his sons. By 1870 the firm produced around 15,000 globes a year. It was dissolved in 1887
Comparable literature: Peter E. Allmayer-Beck ed., Modelle der Welt, Erd- und Himmelsgloben, Vienna, 1997.