3-Inch Japanese Globe for the American Market
Tokyo: c. 1914-24
Y. Sukagawa Globe
Detail of Eastern Hemisphere Detail of Western Hemisphere
Detail of South Pole and Cartouche Detail of North Pole
Globe in Box 3-Inch Sukagawa Terrestrial Table Globe and Box Globe in Box
Label on box
Y. Sukagawa
3-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe
Tokyo, Japan: c. 1914-24
Turned wooden base with original cardboard box
6 inches high, 2.75 inches diameter, base
3.25 x 3.25 x 6.25 inches, box
$1,500

The terrestrial globe in calibrated gilt metal half meridian, raised on a wooden stand with turned central standard and round base. Oceans green, geographic entities in a variety of colors, place names in English. In original pink cardboard box. St. Petersburg, Russia, is shown as Petrograd, indicating a date of production of 1914-1924, though possibly issued shortly thereafter without a proper change in cartography. The globe was probably intended for the American market to be used by students.

The terrestrial globe in gilt-metal half meridian, raised on a wooden stand with turned central standard and round base. Oceans green, geographic entities in a variety of colors, place names in English. In original pink cardboard box. St. Petersburg, Russia, is shown as Petrograd, indicating a date of production of 1914-1924, though possibly issued shortly thereafter without a proper change in cartography.

Rectangular Cartouche: Y. SUKAGAWA/ TOKYO/ MADE IN JAPAN

Box labeled "Globe" and stamped 33/1 and MADE IN JAPAN

Condition: Generally fine overall, the colors bright and fresh, almost as issued in original box, apparently rarely used or exposed to elements. Box very good, but lid lacking.