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Lot 364: Inflatable Globe.- Cella (Phillipp) - Privilegirter pneumatisch portativer Erdglobus,

Books and Works on Paper: Part II - Incl. Travel & Natural History

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

27 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: large lithographed paper globe with original outline hand-colouring, height 1600mm, on 12 gores pasted together, minor creasing but in remarkably good condition, with the original box and bellows, circular lithographed title on upper cover, slight wear to corners, without the instruction booklet sometimes present, [E.Dekker, Globes at Greenwich, GLB0203], Munich, [ c.1831]. Cella (b.1790) was a Nuremberg merchant who spent 16 years in England. His inflatable globe is a development of George Pocock s prototype, with additional information tracing voyages from Magellan to Cook.

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