Pierre M. Lapie (fl. 1779 - 1850) and his son Alexandre Emile Lapie (fl. 1809 - 1850) were French cartographers and engravers active in the early part of the 19th century. The Lapies were commissioned officers in the French army holding the ranks of Colonel and Capitan, respectively. Alexander enjoyed the title of “First Geographer to the King”, and this title appears on several of his atlases. Both father and son were exceptional engravers and fastidious cartographers. Working separately and jointly they published four important atlases, an 1811 Atlas of the French Empire (Alexander), the 1812 Atlas Classique et Universel (Pierre), the Atlas Universel de Geographie Ancienne et Modern (joint issue), and the 1848 Atlas Militaire (Alexander). They also issued many smaller maps and independent issues. All of these are products of exceptional beauty and detail. Despite producing many beautiful maps and atlases, the work of the Lapie family remains largely underappreciated by most modern collectors and map historians. The mid to late 19th century cartographer A. H. Dufour claimed to be a student of Lapie. This globe was published by Aine Bastien(60 rue ST. Andre des Arts , Paris ) during the early 1830's , this globe is part of the last lineage of the famous French map maker of the 18th century , globe making was not just a luxury item but was becoming a household item for the upper middle cast.In the US Texas is still a part of Mexico ( not yet independent 1837 ) ,Oregon treaty not signed so part of Canada is still part of Oregon , Enderby land discovered 1831 but south pole mostly unexplored , Actual congo still "unexplored " terre inconnue ), the border can be seen in Northern America .The horizon ring displaying the zodiacal sign is also in fair condition , the globe move freely .A sparse and unusual French terrestrial globe in good condition for its age .
globe D.Around 8 " H. 18 ,good condition , some light touch up , some missing part in the border of North pole, all map readable .I guaranty my Antiques to be original