This 14 inches French globe has "Lebegue and Cie " on its tag with an in Paris (J. LEBEGUE & CIE / EDITES. / PARIS). They also come as J. L & C for the smaller size, I was told that this company was a School supply company at the turn of the 19th. century. The base is wood in the 18th manner ,the globe is plastered ball with 12 colored lithographed paper gores, political boundaries colored in outline, showing railway , track , telegraph cable route , floating algae .There are some small cracks no hole.I check the country to be sure of date :Dakota has not been split in 2 states ( October 1, 1889), there is the state of Congo (The Congo State was a private kingdom owned by Leopold II of Belgium between about 1877 and 1908), Antarctica is not yet explored , that point to to early 1880's. The condition is good for a piece of this age but is not perfect. The globe is around an 14" American size. Overall while it is not in pristine condition I believe it is a good value in term of historical content and decorative cachet , it is also to be noted that they are becoming harder to find .
Size: globe D. 14 inches , H.23 , overall fair condition with some oxidation of the paper , browning some of the color but still readable , some stable crack
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