Today we are excited to offer for sale an extremely rare and all-original and authentic 19th century (1875) terrestrial globe by world-renowned globe maker Joseph Schedler! Schedler was a German immigrant who worked in New York and New Jersey, publishing books and globes. His globes won medals at several local and international exhibitions and were widely used in the public schools of several American cities. Schedler pioneered the creating of color globes. While earlier globes tended to be printed in black on white and then colored by hand, Schedler’s were printed in color, most likely by lithography. In this 1875 example, the boundaries and texts are black, the land masses are yellow and dark blue (color is faded overall), and the water is blue (lightly faded). Broken black lines indicate lines of regular steam communication around the world, both from Europe and to Europe. There are also lines indicating the Atlantic telegraph cables of 1865 and 1866, as well as the French cable of 1869. The cartouche in the South Pacific reads “J. SCHEDLER’S / TERRESTRIAL / GLOBE / 12 inches diameter / Patented November 24 1868 / Prize Medal Paris Expos 1867 / E. STEIGER N.Y. / 1875.” The explanations left of the cartouche refer to steamship routes and telegraph lines. Of particular note is the amusing fact that when this globe was made the Democratic Republic of Congo was still indicated as an “unexplored country”. You’ll find many other fascinating changes that have occurred over time. The globe sits on an unusual gold-finished and ornate decorative cast-iron pedestal, with cast metal horizon circle that has applied paper graphics that have worn considerably but is still mostly all there, and a metal meridian circle that would benefit from cleaning. In very good antique condition, with wonderful time-earned patina, and the expected wear/fading, and small tear here and there commensurate with age and type of use. There is a small clean split in the metal meridian ring at one of the 10 degree markers that we believe is intentional (the split is tight) but we mention for acuracy. No affect on appearane or use. This globe has that highly-sought after mellow and wonderful patina that people highly covet! This globe was deaccessioned from the Franklin Library in upstate NY where it had been stored away for generations. This rare and fabulous table top terrestrial globe will make a truly wonderful addition to any home or business, especially a home office or library. Give any room in your home a Downton Abbey look this this Schedler globe! Fresh to the market! We were only able to find one other example of this model on line. Chances are, you may never find another.
Dimensions: Height: 20 1/4″ Diameter: 16 1/2″
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