broken, but easy to repair
VERY RARE & HARD TO FIND
antique pair of globes by Ch. Dien, Paris
ca 1850 !
terrestial & celestial globe
mounted in a cast iron and brass meridan/ sphere
and beautiful wooden base
( some differences between the two )
in good, acceptable condition
of course traces of use and age !
both globes needs a good refreshment
Total height : 48 cm/ total diameter 28 cm/ globes 22 cm
Charles Dien Father worked as an engraver for the Delamarche family around 1819. His son, Charles Dien (1809-1870), astronomer and cosmographer, was the author of several planetarium, terrestrial globes and celestial, including the one -this. He published several atlases on astronomical phenomena and in 1833 a description and use of the celestial globe. Dien son, made globes essentially between 1840 and 1850.
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