This 14 inches French globe was published by Thury & Belnet/ Geographers/ Authors Editors/ Dijon]. The process used to print the globe with 3D effect is still unknown to this day,the heliogravure printing recent invention versus dry etching of cooper plate made possible the production of globe on a larger scale.An innovative and unusual globe, the map surface physically in raised relief showing relative mountain heights. The cartouche states this globe won prizes in the Paris Exposition of 1855 and the Dijon Exposition of 1858. Alaska referred to as Amerique Russe (indicated a date before 1867) Lake Victoria is not yet discovered in Africa ( 1857), the Lake Tanganyika is present while apparently not well positioned (1856 ).The Paris meridian is still present not having been replaced by the Greenwich meridian (1884).A great opportunity to acquire a truthfully rare example of mounted terrestrial globe with a unique cachet .Violet Leduc style mount emblematic of the French second Empire .
Cartouche: MEDAILLE DE 2c CLASSE/ Exposition de Paris 1855/ BREVET D'INVENTION MEDAILLE DE 1r CLASSE/ Exposition de Dijon 1858/ MEDAILLE D'OR/ Academie de Dijon/ S.G.D.G.A/ GLOBE EN RELIEF/ PAR/ THURY & BELNET/ GEOGRAPHES/ Auteurs Editeurs/ DIJON [2nd Class Medal/ Paris Exposition 1855/ Certificate of Invention First Class Medal/ Dijon Exposition 1858/ Gold Medal/ Dijon Academy/ S.G.D.G.A./ Relief Globe/ by/ Thury & Belnet/ Geographers/ Authors Editors/ Dijon]
Size: globe D. 14 inches , H.24 , overall good condition but not pristine , there are some small crack in the Indian ocean over the label .All of the map , name and printing are clear and readable