Betts’s Patent Portable Globe.
a cloth globe, stitched over a collapsible metal umbrella frame, with eight colour litho printed gores
By the Queen's Royal Setters Patent. Betts's New Portable Terrestrial Globe. London: John Betts, n.d. [c. 1850]
A very early edition of Betts' collapsible 15-inch "umbrella" type globe, with the geography, political boundaries and named cities, Chicago, for example, is not identified in the present edition, differing from the more common later edition published by George Philip & Sons. Lithographic printing on silk with expandable metal frame, contained in publisher's wooden box with printed advertisements inside and "Betts's Patent Portable Globe" on three exterior
[Stock No. 24625]