This small Edwardian-era terrestrial globe is set on an inclination arm on a simple tripod brass stand with splayed legs ending in scrolled feet. The cartography is simple, with countries, islands and major cities and bodies of water labeled. The oceans are green (faded blue) and geographic entities are shaded in green, red, orange, yellow and brown, with heavier outlines. British Empire countries apparently in red, but not labeled as such. This globe shows St. Petersburg, Russia, which dates it to prior to 1914, when it was renamed Petrograd.
George Philip & Son began as a map and atlas publisher in Liverpool, England in 1834. In 1902, the firm relocated to London and emerged as one of the major globe producers of the 20th century. Read more on our Guide to Globe Makers.
Oval Cartouche: PHILIPS’/ GRAPHIC GLOBE/ GEORGE PHILIP & SON Ltd./ THE LONDON GEOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE.
Condition:& Generally very good, a nice mellow patina overall, with the usual toning, wear, handling, soiling, discoloration. Some light scattered abrasions, restored. Globe slightly misshapen out of round, unobtrusive.