Bonhams : MNEMONIC GLOBE - STOKES (WILLIAM) Stokes' Capital Mnemonical Globe, (Copyright), One Shilling, by Post 14 Stamps, of Mr. William Stokes, Teacher of Memory, Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, [1868]
MNEMONIC GLOBE - STOKES (WILLIAM) Stokes' Capital Mnemonical Globe, (Copyright), One Shilling, by Post 14 Stamps, of Mr. William Stokes, Teacher of Memory, Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, [1868]

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MNEMONIC GLOBE - STOKES (WILLIAM)
Stokes' Capital Mnemonical Globe, (Copyright), One Shilling, by Post 14 Stamps, of Mr. William Stokes, Teacher of Memory, Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, [1868]

Sold for £ 3,000 (US$ 3,821) inc. premium
MNEMONIC GLOBE
STOKES (WILLIAM) Stokes' Capital Mnemonical Globe, (Copyright), One Shilling, by Post 14 Stamps, of Mr. William Stokes, Teacher of Memory, Royal Polytechnic Institution, London, 8 hand-coloured, engraved card gores decorated over the African and American continents with a faint human face, joined at the equator to form a globe when folded, with brass rings at each gore point (one lacking), rubbed at folds, Australasian gores with light spotting, mounted, 298 x 608mm., Houlston & Sons, [1868]

Footnotes

  • William Stokes devised this unusual globe, with the Greenwich meridian running down the length of the nose, in order that a student, by relating the various positions of countries and capitals to facial features, might recall more readily their location, that the Cape Verde Islands, for example, can be found within the tear duct of the right eye.
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