A handsome full-sized floor globe on a traditional Duncan Phfye style stand. The terrestrial globe is surmounted by a tin hour circle, in full cast iron meridian with raised numerals. The mahogany stand has an undecorated horizon band with reeded edge supported by four quadrants, and a central turned central reeded baluster standard raised on four molded downswept legs, ending in brass paw feet.
Oceans are green (blue which has yellowed over time), geographic entities are various shades of red, yellow, orange, brown and green with heavier outlines. There is detailed information contained in the globe, corresponding to the "Legend" beneath the analemma: glaciers, mountains, peaks, volcanoes, deserts, swamps and shelf ice are indicated with different patterns. Railroads, caravan routes, canals, submarine cables, ruins, shortwave broadcasting stations with call letters and steamship routes with distances in miles are also displayed. The broadcasting stations and shipping routes are also marked with small illustrations of towers and ships respectively. The heights of mountains are labeled in feet. Ocean currents are indicated with white directional arrows. The legend also includes the map scales and a population key and asserts: "Spellings according to Authority of the U.S. Geographic Board." There is a figure-eight analemma in the Pacific Ocean.
Manchuria is shown as "Manchukuo," as it was known after the Japanese invaded the area and established a puppet state from 1932 to 1945. Istanbul is shown, also indicating a date of after 1930, when the name change occurred. In addition, the globe shows Northern Territory in Australia, which replaced Central Territory on maps after 1931. Israel and Jordan are called Palestine and Trans-Jordan. These and other geographical notations suggest that the globe was made in the 1930s, and no later than 1945.
The stand is American, in the English taste, typical of this period. Such globe stands were replicas of George III globe stands made in London in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but were commonly referred to as Duncan Phyfe style after the New York cabinetmaker who embraced the late Georgian style in producing tripod tables with bases in similar form to the globe stand, and other related furniture.
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Art Deco Style Oval Cartouche: 16 inch/ Library/ Globe/ Replogle/ Globes Inc./ Chicago
Condition: Globe generally very good, unusually bright and clean, still with the usual overall light toning, fading, wear, soiling, scratches, areas of discoloration, irregularities to varnish. Some minor abrasions to varnish. No paper calendar on horizon ring, as issued. Stand very good with the usual overall light wear and shrinkage.