A handsome small terrestrial globe, an ideal size for desk or shelf.
The terrestrial globe surmounted by metal hour circle, in a verdigris Art Deco stand, the curved inclination arm extending from an open triangular base with rounded corners and squared front. Oceans are green (originally blue, yellowed over time). Geographic entities are colored in shades of yellow, red, brown, green and orange; nations have thick colored outlines. This globe shows present-day St. Petersburg, Russia, as "Leningrad," therefore, it was made after 1924. Further, it shows Constantinople rather than Istanbul, indicating a date of manufacture before 1930. In addition, it shows Central Australia as a separate territory, limiting its period from 1927 to 1930. Steamship routes are indicated.
C.S. Hammond & Co. was a prominent producer of maps and globes from about the year 1900 and continues in business today. Read more about them in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Cartouche: HAMMOND’S/ 6 INCH/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ COPYRIGHT -- PATENTS PENDING / C.S. HAMMOND & CO./ New York Brooklyn Boston
Condition: Generally very good, with the usual overall light toning and wear. Minor scattered slight dimpling of gores, and minor darkening at gore seams, unobtrusive.