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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Townsend, Dennis
Date:
1870
Short Title:
Townsend's Patent Folding Globe.
Publisher:
George M. Smith
Boston
Publisher:
Dennis Townsend
Felchville, Vermont
Type:
Globe
Obj Height cm:
15
Obj Width cm:
15
Scale 1:
85,000,000
Note:
Globe shown after expansion - 6 inches in diameter. Globe in full color with numbered counties and features. Globe has rings on both ends which allow it to be easily expanded and to be hung. Instructions are also given for mounting the globe on a stand.
Reference:
Warner p132; Welsh sale catalogue (Sotheby's New York) #405.
World Area:
World
Full Title:
Townsend's Patent Folding Globe. Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869. (expanded globe).
List No:
3891.002
Series No:
4
Publication Author:
Townsend, Dennis
Pub Date:
1870
Pub Title:
Townsend's Patent Folding Globe ... Publishers: George M. Smith & Co., 129 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Dennis Townsend, Felchville, Windsor County Vt. Edward E. Rice & Co., Steam Job Printers, 5 Hawley Street, Boston, Mass. (On the cover of the folder holding the collapsed globe; on the globe itself: "Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869").
Pub Reference:
Warner p132; Welsh sale catalogue (Sotheby's New York) #405.
Pub Note:
Townsend's second collapsible globe with an internal mechanism for holding it open. The first collapsible Townsend globe was held open by an external stand - apparently no examples exist. Townsend was a school teacher in Vermont and later in California. His interest in globes was to produce a cheap globe that could be owned and used by students instead of a flat "map which, without explanation, is a false illustration, and can be understood only by a process of reasoning entirely beyond the mind of the child" (from Townsend's "Folding Globe Lessons"). This copy is presumed to be the second issue of this globe - an earlier issue has a somewhat different folder with only Townsend listed as publisher. However, it is not certain that both examples were not produced simultaneously in different cities. Both Globes are dated the same. Originally from the Welsh Collection. With a photocopy of Townsend's Folding-Globe Lessons, and an original advertising flyer for the globe.
Pub List No:
3891.000
Pub Type:
Globe
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
31
Pub Width cm:
26
Image No:
3891002
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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Townsend's Patent Folding Globe. Patented by Dennis Townsend Feb. 16, 1869. (expande…