1835 Delamarche French antique terrestrial globe 14 " cooper engraving
Charles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1817), the founder of the family firm was one of the most important French geographers and mapmakers of the second half of the eighteenth century. Successor to Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667), Robert de Vaugondy (1686 – 1766), and Rigobert Bonne (1727 – 1794), whose atlases he reprinted. His son Félix Delamarche (18th century – 1st half 19th century) continued his work. This globe was published in 1835 , it is part of the last lineage of the famous French map maker of the 18th century ,in the 1830's terrestrial globe making was not just a luxury item but was becoming a household item for the upper middle cast. It engraved from a cooper or metal plate , some of the original hand water coloring can be seen. The address of the workshop in Paris on the label "12 Rue du Jardinet" was used only in 1835 to become "12 Rue de L'Abatoir" in 1836.The reference to the Astrolabe exploration of the south sea indicate a date of 1829 , there is no mention of the second exploration voyage of 1837 .In the US Texas is still a part of Mexico ( not yet independent 1837 ).The meridian ring with degree of latitude is solid brass , the horizon ring displaying the zodiacal sign is also in good condition , the globe move freely .A sparse and unusual French terrestrial globe in good condition .I included a picture of the workshop of that time.
globe H. 26 D. 14 inches ,good condition , some light touch up , all map readable