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Ernst Schotte & Co: Tellurian

Map: GLOBE133
 
Cartographer: Ernst Schotte & Co
Title: Tellurian
Date: c. 1890
Published: Berlin
Width: 41 inches / 105 cm
Height: 23 inches / 59 cm
Map ref: GLOBE133
Description:
Grand 19th-century tellurian manufactured by Ernst Schotte & Co. in Berlin around 1880. The sun is represented by a candle which, when lit, reflects via a mirrored brass surface onto the globe. A geared mechanism allows the moon to rotate around the earth, which in turn rotates around the sun when the crank handle is turned. The round base on which the elaborate candleholder sits has concentric circles representing the months of the year, seasons, zodiac signs and directional points. [GLOBE133]