German terrestrial globe, mounted on a quadripod stand with equatorial table and compass, brass meridian circle. Beautiful cartography, very readable and colorful.
German work, probably from Nuremberg, mid-19th century.
Globe 14cm D
Table 18cm H x 21cm W x 21cm D
We find the MPS monogram on globes manufactured in Nuremberg, Germany, and more likely by the Bauer family. These globes were produced in German or English and French for the foreign market and in a variety of miniature sizes. It seems that MPS is the anagram of Marke Polar Sterne (mark of the pole star) since the monogram was sometimes accompanied by an 8 pointed star.
The Bauer family was active in the 19th century. Johann Bernard Bauer (1752-1839) and his sons Carl Johann Sigmund Bauer (1780-1857) and Peter Bauer (1783-1847) were manufacturers of scientific instruments active in Nuremberg and particularly known for their production of miniature globes.
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