This is one of number of early 5-inch globes produced by a succession of makers in the Holbrook family in various locations including New York, Connecticut, and Ohio. For more information about the Holbrook firm see our Guide to Globe Makers.
Rectangular Cartouche: HOLBROOK & Co./ BEREA OHIO
Condition: Recently professionally restored removing old varnish, touching up of minor scrapes and abrasions, and revarnishing, with the usual remaining overall toning, wear, handling. Base very good with the usual light shrinkage and wear.
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