A very rare and truly a museum piece antique foldable globe, better known as John Bett's umbrella globe, I have search for months on the internet and in my books but I cant find a other one! The New Portable Terrestrial Globe, is a collapsible globe of innovative design.
It was compiled from "the latest authorities" by John Betts of 115 Strand in London. He worked at 7 Compton Street Brunswick Sq.
Betts was noted for patenting cloth collapsible globes that open like an umbrella. After his death in London his globes were published by George Philip & Son, Ltd until the 1920's.
By the Boston School Supply Co. This globe was published after 1863 by George Philip & Son, Ltd.
Eight coloured lithographed sections are printed on linen and stitched over a black japanned umbrella-type frame with brass coloured caps. John Betts's, This one is rare because its made for the Japanese market, dated 30th May 1876, by Takahashi Konosuke in Yonezawa-cho San-chime (this is the translation from the small square) the big Square says Newly revised globe, Bett's and translated by Cindy in Tokyo, Ministry of Education.Published on 30th, May, 1876. And written by British named?? (Betts's), translated by Cindy in Tokyo middle school. Metal frame with a cotton? The total length is approx 19.7 inch (50 cm) The diameter from the globe is approx 9.8 inch (25 cm). Little signs of age, dark spots but no damages, see photos. Private Collection (Paris / France).
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