Terrestrial globe by Geerling and Felkl. Edited by W.J. Geerling and fabricated by Felkl and sons.
Geerling edited the globe to the Dutch language in order to sell them, for example, at schools. The globe is made of12 lithographed colored paper gores on papermache/plaster sphere, full brass meridian with on top a compass rose, three-legged ebonized stand and with brass working compass. On the horizontal axe of the stand a paper with zodiacs with corresponding months is pasted on.
The globe is in excellent condition. Colors and words are clearly readable. There are no damages except for a little cut off the zodiac ring.
Measurements: height with base 53 cm, diameter 20 cm.
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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.