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Auction 145, Lot 62

"[6-Inch Terrestrial Globe] Erd-Globus 15 Cent. nach den Neuesten u. Besten Quellen Entworfen",

Subject: Globes

Period: 1910 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

6 x 11.5 inches
15.2 x 29.2 cm
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This attractive, small, German terrestrial desk globe, produced by Ludwig Julius Heymann, is constructed of 12 color lithograph, coated paper gores over pasteboard. It is raised on an ornate Art Nouveau base with bronze figurine. The globe is undated, but geography and place names suggest a circa date of 1910. Panama is depicted as an independent country (1903) and the Austro-Hungarian Empire is shown (became separate states in 1918).

Full cartouche reads: "Erd-Globus/15 Cent/Nach Den Neuesten u. Besten/Quellen Entworfen/Berlin/Ludw. Jul. Heymann/Geograph Art. Anst."


Condition: C+

The globe is stained and toned especially around the North Pole and in the Atlantic Ocean with some small gore loss in northern South America, and some rubbed circular damage caused by rotation of the globe at bottom due to the globe being somewhat loose from the bearing pin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/12/2013