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J. Berg: Tellurian

Map: GLOBE176
 
Cartographer: J. Berg
Title: Tellurian
Date: c. 1870
Published: Stockholm
Width: 25 inches / 64 cm
Height: 16 inches / 41 cm
Map ref: GLOBE176
Description:
Swedish 19th-century tellurian with a six-legged, cast-iron base. The sun is represented by a candle and reflective brass disc. A geared mechanism with a crank handle allows the moon to spin around the earth, which in turn spins around the sun. The three-inch terrestrial globe shows ocean currents, major cities and rivers. The candle sits on a metal disc with concentric circles representing the months of the year, seasons, zodiac signs. 16 inches tall. [GLOBE176]