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Wonderful rare earth globe Ludwig Julius Heymann à Berlin.
with a magnificent atlas figure around 1898
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The earth globe was designed by the cartographer Dr. Henry Lange and produced in the geographic publishing house of Ludwig Julius Heymann in Berlin.
The papermaking sphere is covered with 12 fine-colored lithographed paper segments. The semi-meridian in brass with 2 x 90 ° pitch is mounted on a splendid bronzed zinc injection molding in the form of a kneeling atlas.
Globe diameter approx. 37 cm, total height approx. 65 cm
Very good old preservation condition.
This extraordinary globe with decorative atlas figure was the splendor of the globes produced by Ludwig Julius Heymann (1836-1899) in imperial Germany.
The detailed map is additionally emphasized by a finely handmade border color in subtle color gradations to illustrate the political divisions of the colonial period to the turn of the century.
The famous cartographer Prof. Dr. Henry Lange (1821-1893), geographer of the Royal Prussian Statistical Institute, was responsible for the design of the maps on the globes of Heymann.
The elegant figure of the kneeling Atlas with patination in bronze look on pedestals decorated with Baroque style elements was a decoration of every middle-class household in the age of historicism.
Ludwig Julius Heymann (1836-1899) began the production of globes in 1883. Earth, relief and induction globes in many different diameters and linguistic variants belonged to his publishing program.