From the estate of an avid globe collector, this Replogle 12-inch Precision floor globe is made from a glass orb ...
moreFrom the estate of an avid globe collector, this Replogle 12-inch Precision floor globe is made from a glass orb covered with paper gores. The globe illuminates with the pull of an old-fashioned light chain. Standing on a Duncan Phyffe style carved walnut wood base, the four fluted legs have decorative metal caps. The globe was designed and edited by cartographer Gustav Brueckmann.
The globe has a full metal meridian, a metal night & day time dial at the North Pole, and its original electrical wiring and plug.
The political boundaries on the globe date it to circa 1948 - 1949. Israel has been created (1948) and Palestine no longer exists. Jordan is labeled Transjordan (1946 - 1948). The formal division of Germany into East and West has not occurred (1949). Korea has not yet been divided into North & South (1948). Indo-China has not been separated into Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia. Thailand is labeled Siam (1945 - 1949).
You'll also find the following antiquated political entities: Anglo-Egyptian Sudan Belgian Congo Ceylon Equatorial Africa French West Africa Northern Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia/Bechuannland
The globe is rated in "fair" condition. It is over 65 years-old. The paper gores are all intact but do show soiling and browning at the seams. There are some soil marks and a few stray pencil marks. There is a very small piece of paper missing in the middle of Saudi Arabia.
The metal meridian and time dial show their age. The walnut base has a few light scratches.
This is a stately looking globe with a fine character of age. It would look amazing as an accent light in your den, study, or library. It's decorative, but it's also historic, showing the political boundaries of the world forever changed by World War II, in the throws of the emerging Cold War, as well as the last vestiges of European colonial expansionism.
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