Bertaux with iron tripod, 1920
Globe Metrique, E. Bertaux, editeur, G. Thomas, 44 Rue N.D. des Champs Paris.
Diameter 22 cm, total height 42 cm. This terrestrial table globe is made up of twelve colored printed paper gores and two polar calottes. The meridian and equator graduated in degrees and the ecliptic ungraduated, the oceans showing ocean currents. The continents with the nations boundaries coloured. The globe is mounted with brass coloured support to bronze coloured iron tripod.
Emile Bertaux (1880-1900) was a publisher of international globes of Dien, Dubail, Eichens navisphere, Mars and lunar globes. Bertaux was also a successor to Maison Delamarche, who occupied this adress prior to Bertaux, and originally published Charles Deins's globes (Dekker and van der Krogt, Globes from the Western world).