Felkl globe – circa 1914

A fine 9” diameter terrestrial globe by Felkl standing 16” high.   Jan Felkl (1817-1887) was one of the most prolific globe manufacturers of the late 19th century.  Working in Rostok and Prague, he produced globes in seventeen languages, and pioneered the concept of gradated toning to portray elevation.  This globe shows Petrograd, and the Panama canal not yet indicated dating it to circa 1914. The cartouche is signed, “OBRAZ ZEMEKOULE, Vydal, J. Felkl a syn, v. Roztokach.”   The globe is in very fine condition, with good detail, fine color, some areas showing wear with two tiny spots of paper removal that do not detract.  The globe rests on an ebonized turned wooden dish type base in excellent condition.

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