Oceans are blue (faded to green), continents are outlined with a thin blue line; countries and U.S. states are shaded yellow, green, and tan. Mountain ranges are shaded with hatch marks. Blue and red isothermal lines show temperatures for January and July respectively, according to a key below the cartouche. White lines with directional arrows indicate ocean currents. There is a figure-eight analemma in the Pacific Ocean. In the United States, the northwest corner of Wyoming is labeled “National Park” referring to Yellowstone, the nation’s first national park established in 1872. The geography of Oklahoma with the Eastern portion labeled Indian Territory (“Ind’n Terr’ty”) indicates a date between 1890 and 1907. In China, the Great Wall is shown. Antarctica is largely unmapped except for small sections of coastline, reflecting geographic knowledge at the time.
A.H. Andrews, a clerk for the major east coast Holbrook family of globe makers, traveled to Chicago to begin his own globe business in the early 1860s. A.H. Andrews & Co. was succeeded by C.F. Weber & Co. at the turn of the century, and then by Weber Costello Company about 1907. Read more about Andrews and Weber Costello in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Circular cartouche overlabel with scalloped edge: ANDREW’S/ 12 INCH/ GLOBE/ C.F. WEBER & CO.,/ Successors to/ A.H. ANDREWS & CO./ CHICAGO
Condition: Generally very good, recently professionally restored and revarnished, with the usual remaining expected light toning, wear and restorations to minor scattered cracks and abrasions. Wooden horizon band with restorations to warping; horizon paper replaced in facsimile. Stand generally very good with the usual wear.
“Orrery.” Smithsonian National Museum of American History. https://www.si.edu/object/orrery%3Anmah_1187609 (29 July 2021).