Lebegue pair of terrestrial globe and a clestial globe with cast iron base with face in the manner of Violet Leduc . Those 14 inches French globe have "Lebegue and Cie " on their tag , Paris (J. LEBEGUE & CIE / EDITES. / 25, rue de Lille, / PARIS). They also come as J. L & C for the smaller size, this company was a School supply company at the turn of the 19th. century. cast iron base ,the globes are plastered ball with 12 colored lithographed paper gores, political boundaries colored in outline, showing railway , track , telegraph cable route , steamship navigation tracks ocean currents and floating algae .There is the name of the native American tribes on the US territory . Overall fresh color . I check the country to be sure of date : there is not yet the Free state of Congo (The Congo Free State was a private kingdom owned by Leopold II of Belgium between about 1877 and 1908), Antarctica is not yet explored , that point to early 1880's. The condition is good for a set of this age with its original french finish , this Pair of terrestrial globe with a celestial is the usual set combinaison from the 17th and 18th century.
The base is in the manner of Violet Leduc a designer of the Second Empire .
Size: globes D. 14 inches , H.23 , overall good condition with some stabilized crack in the celestial globe and light touch up , .Overall the globe is readable with all of its decorative value preserved.
I can be reach at the 310 994 6009 if you want more info , for shipping outside the US please contact me for pricing and condition
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