MINIATURE GLOBE; BAUER, CARL. [Terrestrial Globe.] [Nuremberg: Carl Bauer, c.1825].
Lot 8
MINIATURE GLOBE; BAUER, CARL.
[Terrestrial Globe.] [Nuremberg: Carl Bauer, c.1825].
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium

History of Science

22 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
MINIATURE GLOBE; BAUER, CARL.
[Terrestrial Globe.] [Nuremberg: Carl Bauer, c.1825].
1.5 inch (4.3 cm) diameter miniature terrestrial globe in card box, with accordion book attached to inside of box, consisting of 28 hand colored engraved figures of people from around the world. A few small dents, and chips, some brown spots and wear to varnish, box wanting lid.
Provenance: Contemporary manuscript note to bottom of box, possibly in a child's hand, noting the name change of New Holland to Australia.

"Various globes from Nuremberg were engraved by members of the Bauer family ... This tiny terrestrial globe ... is signed 'C.B.' and is almost certainly by Carl Bauer. The globe sits in a small box made of board, containing a great number of coloured engravings of costumes of human races" (Dekker Globes of the Western World p 98).
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