Terrestrial globe with a diameter of 13,2 cm., hinged and opens to show a flat set of maps. The exterior of the globe consisting of 12 paper gores and 4 half polar caps, the interior of the globe consisting of 2 circular maps. Contemporary hand-coloured, the countries in different colours and the seas in a yellow/brown shade. The exterior is varnished and therefore darker than the interior. The hinged globe was first produced for the use of schools and was intended to instruct children on the relationship between the earth as pictured on a globe and flat hemispheric maps. (The exterior has some dents -repaired- cracks and an open crack near Japan, the flat maps lack some small pieces at the edges, mostly around the hinge.)
Chicago, A.H. Andrews & Co.
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Since 2004 we are established as Boekhandel en Antiquariaat De Roo in a number of shop-premises in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. Our offer is specialized in old and rare books from before 1800 and since 2018 we also sell antique globes. Most of the books concern theology, church history and history but also related subjects like atlases and handcoloured works. Beside this we deal in new books and second-hand books concerning the same matters in our store and webshop. In 2010 we started to sell by auction on an annual base, about 500 lots covering the area of old and rare books from before 1800, most concerning theology, church history and related subjects. Quality and completeness are valued high.