A FINE 2 ¼” POCKET TERRESTRIAL GLOBE by J.G. KLINGER, in Nuremberg, ca 1790-1800
Diameter 2 ¼” (5.7cm)
Condition very good, later wooden case
The globe is made up of twelve hand-coloured engraved gores, the continents delicately outlined in red or green.
Cartography: English. Co-ordinates: meridian every 30° (gore edges).
The prime meridian passes through the Canary Islands (Ferro).
The equator is labelled: Equinoctial line.
Very good condition with original varnish 90% preserved.
Johann Georg Klinger (1764-1806) was an art dealer and engraver in Nuremberg, who published globes of various size. After his death the firm was continued by his widow under the name “J.G. Klinger’s Kunsthandlung”.
PLEASE NOTE: WHITE SPOT IN THE CENTRE OF PHOTOS IS REFLECTION OF ILLUMINATING.
NO LOSS OF PAPER, PERFECT CONDITION
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