This 14 inches French globe is a "Forest " with an address in Paris , 17 rue de Buci , this company was a School supply company at the turn of the 19th. century which disappeared in the early XX Th. The cast iron base in the style of Violet-Leduc usually associated with the Napoleon III style indicate an early production , the globe is plastered ball with 12 colored lithographed paper gore, political boundaries , red outline, showing railway , track , telegraph cable route , steamship navigation tracks , ocean currents , algae floating mass and even terrestrial caravan. There some light stain and light paper discoloration , a stabilized crack on the meridian in Africa and the pacific , a touch up in the middle of Canada ( nothing really missed ). I check the country to be sure of date : Austria-Hungry is present , Free state of Congo , Indian territory names in the US , Antarctica is not yet explored , that point to the 1880's. This globe has the dates of the European discovery of the different part of the world .Overall a very decorative globe with an historic value. The condition is good for a piece of this age but is not perfect.H.19 with stand .
Size : 14" globe , H 22. , it has been cleaned , there is a stabilized crack ( glued and touch up ) on the meridian in South America , some of Africa and the Pacific ocean , it does not distract when observing the piece .