This early 20th century FrenchTerrestrial globe by Girard Barrère et Thomas shows us the upcoming communication and transportation industries. Straight lines are drawn between the different continents symbolizing navigation lines and telegraph cables. On the continents railways are depicted, besides the countries, main cities and rivers.
the globe arises from a richly decorated metal tripod stand which is decorated with three male faces with moustaches. The globe is made of twelve coloured cartouches and is almost perfect condition.
Signed Girard Barrère et Thomas 17 Rue de Buci Paris.
Height: 64 cm, Diameter: 30 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.