This 10 inches French globe has "Lebegue and Cie " on its tag , Paris (J. LEBEGUE & CIE / EDITES. / 30, 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. Wood base with brass orb ,the globe is 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 piece of this age but is not perfect.H.23 with stand , the globe is bigger than an 12" 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 .Overall while it is not in pristine condition I believe it is a good value in term of historical content and decorative cachet .It has been professionally clean and is ready to be varnish if desired .
Size: globe D. 10 inches , H.19 , overall good condition but some oxidation of the paper , some discoloration and lines