Miniature globe by J. Forest
Miniature globe by J. Forest on a beautifully turned ebonized wooden stand, dated around 1890. The map depicts the continents, with countries and their capitals and is complete. The globe is held to the stand by a pin and has a dark brown patina, which is created by the drying of the wood or paint.
The miniature globe is signed:
17 rue de Buci
In 1886, Joseph Forest founded his publishing house for maps and plans, world maps, globes, terrestrial and celestial spheres, charts, and wall maps for education at 17-19 Rue de Buci in Paris. From 1889 and onwards his Forest was approved by the ministry of public instruction as supplier to schools. During this time he also added a novelty to his catalogue: a briquette globe. This type of novelty globe also came in versions like a globe-bar, for example.
Height: 16 cm.