MORTIER, COVENS & FILS.
Nouveau Globe Terrestre ... avec les routes des differentes voijages faites autour du monde par les Capt Cook, La Perouse &c, & celle du Cap. Phipps vers la Pole septentrionale ... grave par C. van Baarsel. Amsterdam: chez Mortier, Covens & Fils Geographes, [c.1802].
Terrestrial table globe, diameter 305 mm (12 inches). The cartouche in French. The globe showing the discoveries of La Perouse in the Pacific dated up to 1780, and includes the recently discovered Bass Strait (discovered 1797/98). Mounted within a brass meridian circle, graduated on one face, without brass hour circle at North Pole. Engraved horizon circle, paper darkened and chipped, the horizon supported by a turned oak, four-legged Dutch-type stand, flat cross-stretchers supporting a turned base plate with wooden central globe support. The globe with old varnish, worn in part with slight loss of engraved surface, two small areas of the globe surface in the Middle East with old repairs. Overall height 480 mm (19 inches).
An interesting Dutch table globe issued by the newly resurgent Amsterdam globe-making firm of Cornelius Covens, who, in 1800, bought from the elderly Petrus Schenk Jr. the L. Valk globe factory. He reissued a new 12-inch table globe in 1802 with all the latest discoveries in the Pacific and Australia, both in the form as here in a typical 17th century type Dutch stand but also in a special brass mounting in imitation of the Adams globes that were being produced in London at that time. See Van der Krogt Globi Neerlandici pp 331-335; Val II state C1. A second state of this globe was issued in 1814.