Composition toy in the shape of a globe
From the mid 19th-century, small-format globes began to enter the children's playrooms of wealthy families as educational toys. Knowledge of non-European geography developed from the specialised knowledge of tradesmen and travellers into common educational content. Made up of 38 parts, the individual continents of this globe can be studied in detail. Maps of the continents are attached to the tops of the six discs. On the bottom of each disc, are explanatory texts and illustrations that introduce the typical flora and fauna and the human inhabitants of each continent.