harles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1817), the founder of the family firm was one of the most important French geographers and mapmakers of the second half of the eighteenth century. Successor to Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667), Robert de Vaugondy (1686 – 1766), and Rigobert Bonne (1727 – 1794), whose atlases he reprinted. His son Félix Delamarche (18th century – 1st half 19th century) continued his work. This globe was published by Maison Delamarche Paris in 1870. Alexandre Delamarche ,Ingénieur hydrographe en chef de la Marine, Membre de la Société de géographie de Paris (admis en 1839)was also a cartographer following the footstep of his family which had been making map for three generations. In 1847 Delamarche transferred the publishing business to Auguste Grosselin, since then almost exclusively dedicated to the production of globes. Alexander died in 1884 so this globe is part of the last lineage of the famous French map maker of the 18th century , globe making was not just a luxury item but was becoming a household item .
Terrestrial globe with its equatorial table and meridian in brass. Stand in wood painted in black. In very good condition. Dimensions : globe D. 14 inches , H.23 , H .44 cm x D 24 cm Signed "Maison Delamarche Paris". Circa 1870 .It shows no Romania , no Serbia( 1878) , Congo is not yet name free state of Congo ( 1877) and is mostly unexplored , the trans continent rail road is finished in the US ( 1870) , most of the Indian tribe are still named as territory , the most recent date is the 1869 under sea telegraph line between the US and Europe , overall good condition