Decorate an office or study with this spectacular antique globe. Crafted in France, circa 1870, the terrestrial piece sits on a Napoleon III wooden pedestal base. The brass stem holds the 12″ swivel globe which is signed Ch. Perigot, “Professeur d’Histoire et de Geographie au Lycee Saint Louis”, and drawing by Mouraux. The paper globe with physics, politics and history, rotates on a calibrated brass basket frame with brass meridian circle, horizon ring and hour ring, supported by four brass quadrants. The globe is in very good condition commensurate with age and use. One meter circumference, scale 1/40000000. Charles Auguste Perigot (1828-1885) was a French geographer and historian. He attended the Ecole Normale Superieur in Paris in 1850 and at the Aggregation of Letters in 1857. He is the author of precise geographies and Classic atlases which rendered great services to the studies of his time. He is best known for his General Atlas of Ancient Physical and Political Geography, of the Middle Ages and Modern, Paris, F. Tandou, 1865. Measures: 16″ diameter 22″ height.
Mid-19th Century French Terrestrial Globe with Brass Frame Signed Ch. Perigot