An unsigned 20 inch terrestrial globe C 1880-1900, with meridians every 15° and paralles 10°. One of the meridians passes through Greenwich but there are no graduations or numbers. The Tropic of Cancer, Equator and Tropic of Capricorn are there as well. There is a simple outline of the world’s land masses only, without labels. This is an educational model, a ‘Spherical blackboard’ which could be chalked on in the past. 80 cm high.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.