Charles-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. 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 , during the mid 19th globe making was not just a luxury item but was becoming a household item for the emerging middle class .
globe D. 10 inches , H.18 , hand colored with well defined border , dated on the label , well preserved condition .
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