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Legrand, Augustin. Fl. 1800-1840.
Globe Artificiel et Mecanique a l'usage du Petit Geographe. Paris: [1830s].
Legrand, Augustin. Fl. 1800-1840.
Globe Artificiel et Mecanique a l'usage du Petit Geographe. Paris: [1830s]. A hand-colored engraved collapsible globe in 6 gores, height 170 mm, with green string draw-ties, the globe contained in a card folder with blue-papered covers, and fold out flaps containing 8 pages of explanation about the continents horizons and other globe concepts, with a single hand colored engraved card with diagrams of the globe. Back board slightly creased at upper left corner, and some spotting on verso, green ties, one broken.
A delightful geographical children's toy, part of Legrand's output of educational toys and devices, a few of which are advertised at the end of p 8. Issues with the blue boards appear to be rarer than the pale white card covers. Relatively few examples appear on the market, with rarebookhub.com listing 5 examples at auction in the last 35 years. This collapsible globe was also issued in Amsterdam in the 1840s and in Milan, Italy in the 1850s. Cf. Gumuchiian 1993.

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