The terrestrial globe is surmounted by a metal hour ring within a calibrated full metal meridian, the circular horizon band with paper calendar and zodiac, raised on a turned hardwood stand with four legs joined by a cross stretcher. This handsome stand is the style of English Georgian globes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Geographic entities are in shades of yellow, green, orange and tan with darker outlines. Oceans are greenish blue and ocean currents are indicated by light yellow wavy lines.
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 1931.
Read more about The Kittinger Company in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Circular Overlabel: 8 INCH [above label]/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ Kittinger Company/ INCORPORATED/ Manufacturers/ 1893 Elmwood Ave., BUFFALO, N.Y,/
Additional Legend Below Cartouche:
International Date Line
[Description of latitude/longitude]
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