MINIATURE GLOBE; MALBY & CO. [Terrestrial Globe.] Houghton Street, Newcastle Street, Strand: Malby & Co., 1842.

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MINIATURE GLOBE; MALBY & CO.
[Terrestrial Globe.] Houghton Street, Newcastle Street, Strand: Malby & Co., 1842.

US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£ 1,600 - 2,400

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22 Oct 2014, 13:00 EDT

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MINIATURE GLOBE; MALBY & CO.
[Terrestrial Globe.] Houghton Street, Newcastle Street, Strand: Malby & Co., 1842.
A 2 inch (5.25 cm) diameter miniature globe in 3¼ inch tall turned walnut case, domed lid with raised knob. 12 hand-colored printed full gores over plaster, steel pivots at both poles, pivots fitted into notches in case, signed in north Pacific. Some rusting to pivots, a few repairs and spots of browning, some edge-wear to case.
Provenance: Sotheby's, lot 85, October 28, 1998.

A late nineteenth century miniature pocket globe, the continents outlined in green or red, Texas marked as separate entity, parts of Antarctica noted.

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