A Felkl lunarium


A Felkl lunarium, Circa 1880. A fine 3 inch ( 7,8 cm ) diameter terrestrial globe by Felkl.   Jan Felkl (1817-1887) was one of the most prolific globe manufacturers of the late 19th century.  Working in Rostok and Prague, he produced globes in seventeen languages.  This globe shows St. Petersburg and the Austro-Hungarin, dating it to circa 1880. The cartouche is signed, “Zemekoule Vydali, J. Felkl & Syn, v Roztokach u Prahy.” Papier-mâché/plaster ball with 12 lithographed and coloured paper segments.An original concave mirror the above dealer Reflects the sun and candle light onto the earth and moon. The zodiac is printed around the candle. Felkl brought his son into the firm in 1870.  The globe is in very fine condition, with good detail, fine color, almost complete varnish coverage.

A lunarium from ‘felkl’ manufactured in prague by the end of the 19th century. A lunarium ( sometimes also known as a tellurium) is a model that shows the movement of the earth and moon around the sun. When turning the handle, inticrate gearing allows the moon ball to rotate around the earth and the earth to rotate around the sun. The sun is represented by a candle placed in front of a reflector. The instrument stands on a cast iron base, has a brass mirror and paper globes. It is in a exellent condition and in good working order.

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