Betts’s New Portable Terrestrial Globe.
Printed waxed cotton collapsible globe with umbrella mechanism in original wooden hinged box with clasp, 29.5 x 3.25 inches, with title and publisher's advertisements inside lid.
COLLAPSIBLE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE
George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street.,
Compiled from the latest and best authorities.
[box title:] betts's patent portable globe.
COLLAPSIBLE GLOBE. Equatorial circumference extended, 47 inches. Length, including spindle, 28.5 inches.
An early example of the unusual collapsible globe operated by an umbrella mechanism. It was invented by John Betts, 115 Strand, London, W.C. and first appeared in 1852. The firm manufactured games, maps and atlases. The globe was later issued by George Philip and Son from about 1863 to 1925. The date of this globe has been estimated by the inclusion of Charlotte Waters in the Northern Territory of Australia, discovered in 1871, and the depiction of the Pacific coast of Bolivia, lost to Chile in 1883.
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[Stock No. 24808]