Geographic entities, with simple cartography, are colored in tones of green, yellow, pink, orange, purple. Oceans are cream colored, sometimes with a slight greenish cast. Lindbergh’s transatlantic route in 1927 and steamship routes are indicated. The puzzle pieces are in various colors with very simple cartography emphasizing countries — place names are shown in raised relief letters.
The Geographic Educator was promoted by its manufacturer in the original instructional brochure as “The Invention of the Century” and “The World in Pieces.” Although at the time it was manufactured as a toy for children, it is now considered highly desirable by adult globe collectors.
Oval Cartouche Surmounted by Figures of Eagle and Beaver: “Patent Aug. 26, 1913/ Other Pat. App. For/ Printed in U.S.A. Copyright 1927/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ 6” DIA./ GEOGRAPHIC/ EDUCATOR/ NEW YORK/ U.S.A.”
Top Section Stamped on the Underside: GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATOR CORP. NEW YORK, U.S.A
Condition: In addition to general condition issues for vintage globes, particular issues sometimes encountered for Geographic Educator globes are darkening, minor losses to paper, cracking to underlying plastic core, varying degrees of interlocking of slices, and presence of all puzzle pieces. Individualized condition reports and prices for globes currently available will be provided on request.