c 1850s C.Abel Klinger petite and well preserved terrestrial Globe

c 1850s C.Abel Klinger petite and well preserved terrestrial Globe

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This undated artifact has been published in Nuremberg by the descendants of Johann Georg Klinger. Klinger revitalized globe making in Germany as he began creating terrestrial spheres in 1791. This specific artifact we date to be post 1852 as the cartouche identifies C. Abel Klinger as the publisher. Carl Abel joined the family firm in 1851 and effectively all of the company’s globes globe identified his name on the cartouche . Several cities are named in North America, as well as the United States, British Possessions, Alaska, Mexico, Oregon and Texas. Europe is shown within the height of mighty Empires. Van Diemens Land is still shown instead of Tasmania, which had officially changed in 1846. Although the globe was printed in Germany, the nomenclature is all in English. As the map is rather simplified, based on the cartouche and display of names, we believe this artifact to have been created circa 1852- 1860s based on previously cited points, but are not able to determine any closer. Overall well preserved, the plaster orb is covered with 12 individual, hand applied and partially hand colored paper gores and two polar callottes. Mounted into a primitive half meridian, the orb is attached to an elegantly baluster turned and ebonized wooden base. Diameter of the orb is about 3.5 inches with a total height of about 7 inches. The sphere is exceptionally well preserved. Colors are rich, details crisp. Minimal scuffing and not loss of paper. The mount is also overall in good condition but the foot does have a split (please see photo). This rare and exclusive object will be the gem of any discerning collection. Petite in size though grand in history. Well packed, this artifact will ship for $12.00 doemstic, $32 world wide. $1,599 - Item #: FZ812KLING50S - SOLD
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