Rare terrestrial globe dedicated and presented to Monseigneur Le Comte de St Florentin Minister and Secretary of State by his very humble and very obedient Servant Buy de Mornas Geographer of the King and the Children of France. In Paris with Sr. Fortin Engineer for the Globes and Spheres, rue de la Harpe, at the corner of rue du Foin 1768. From the Louis XV period when explorations of the world was in full expension , Australia and New Zealand are drawn according to the discoveries of Abel Tasman with incomplete maping of the coast , New Guinea is attached to the Australian coast , The United States are not yet formed being just a colony of Emgland facing "new France " in Canada , North America extends almost to the north pole, and is apparently attached to Asia in the west .
Good vintage condition with oxidation of the paper , no missing part , some touch up on the bottom on stabilized crack , the Meridien has been restord on the top and bottom where the axe gf the globe is inserted . There is some warping of the Horizon band and base , the base could be a later addition but the wood looks old , the print on the horizon band is a purchase from the Bibliothèque nationale de France diplicating an orginal print .
Jean Fortin (1750–1831) was a scientific instrument-maker born in Picardy, France. Chiefly remembered for designing a barometer that ensured more accurate readings, he also produced celestial atlases, scales and was commissioned by the French royal family to make globes.
Claude Buy de Mornas (died, 1783) was both the publisher and author of the text for "Atlas Methodique et Elementaire". He also served as Geographer to King Louis XVI and the Duc de Berry. Both Louis-Charles Desnos and Claude Buy de Mornas ran their Paris establishments from the Rue St. Jacques.
Size H.28 In x D.globe 13 .in , ( a little bigger than a US 12 inches )
Unique oportunity to own a piece of historical and artistic value .
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