Textile nature terrestrial umbrella globe by Elzevier . The Cartouch gives: “De Elsevier – Globe Naar De Nieuwste Bronnen Bewerkt Onder Toezight Van Dr. G. J. Dozy, Gratis – Premie Het Boek Der Reizen En Ontdekkingen Rotterdam. Publishers – Society Elsevier.” Foldable textile globe with umbrella system, 1881. Height 70 cm, diameter 40 cm.
Given as premium at the then latest book edition of Jules Verne, for Dutch readers edited by Dozy, published by Elsevier. Inspired after Betts’ New Portable Globe, around 1860. Overall in good condition.
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