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AUCTION 22

 

Early American Teaching Globe

Texas Labelled as a Separate Entity


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207.     [GLOBE]. HOLBROOK & CO. Solid wooden terrestrial globe on which are mounted 12 lithographed and varnished paper gores, original outline coloring, set on original wooden base with single column-type metal stand. Berea, Ohio, ca. 1840. Globe height: 12 cm; width: 12 cm; height of globe and stand: 30.5 cm. Scale 1: 100,000,000. Paper browned and moderately foxed, light wrinkling and creasing at top. Overall, a very good copy of a rare survival.

     Very early U.S. teaching globe, later used in Holbrook’s School Apparatus (see Warner). Rumsey 2511. Warner 95. Texas is labelled as a separate political entity. Alaska is designated as Russian America. Dwight Holbrook worked with his brother Alfred in Berea, Ohio from 1837 to 1850. The long-lived Holbrook firm relocated to Connecticut in 1854. They specialized in making and selling globes, scientific equipment, school supplies, and other educational tools. Charles Holbrook, the final proprietor of the highly influential firm, advertised Holbrook’s in the Teacher’s Manual for Lunar Tellurian in 1888 as “Three Generations and Sixty years in the Cause of Education.”

($1,000-2,000)

Sold. Hammer: $1,200.00; Price Realized: $1,440.00

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