MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY POCKET GLOBE PUBLISHED IN NUREMBERG
KLINGER, C. ABEL
THE EARTH published by C. Abel Klinger din NUREMBERG
3 inch German pocket globe. Fine condition with some minor cracks in the North Pacific Ocean. In the original cardboard case, lacking the cover.
This undated pocket globe was published in Nuremberg by the descendants of Johann Georg Klinger who revitalized globe making in Germany in the late 18th century. This example is dated after 1852 as C. Abel Klinger is the publisher; after Carl Abel joined the family firm, all of the company’s globes bore his name. Several cities are named in North America, as well as the United States, British Possessions, Alaska, Mexico, Oregon and Texas. The presence of Texas as a separate entity suggested that Klinger thought it was still a Republic, though it gained statehood in 1845. Although the globe was printed in Germany, the nomenclature is all in English. An excellent example of a rare mid-nineteenth century pocket globe.
Inventory No. 97