Globe 17

"Betts's Patent Portable Globe"
By the Queen's Royal Setters Patent. Betts's New Portable Terrestrial Globe. London: John Betts, n.d. (ca. 1850)

Globe 17: Betts’s collapsible 15-inch “umbrella”-type globe: lithographic printing on silk with expandable metal frame, contained in publisher’s wooden box with printed advertisements inside and “Betts’s Patent Portable Globe” on three exterior sides (box measures 29” long by 3” square). A very early edition of this globe, with the geography, political boundaries, and named cities differing from the more common, later edition published by George Philip & Sons; Chicago, for example, is not identified on this globe.