This globe was sold by A.J. Nystrom, a major school supply house in America in the 20th century. It incorporates globe gores by the famous and prolific British globe maker, W. & A.K. Johnston, in partnership with Nystrom. The stand was likely provided by Kittinger, one of the leading American furniture makers of the 20th Century (based on similar examples with a Kittinger cartouche rather than Nystrom). As such, the stand is unusually high quality for a floor globe of this period and probably was intended for home use. For more information about the manufacturers, see our Guide to Globe Makers entries on W. & A.K. Johnston, A.J. Nystrom, and Kittinger.
Circular Cartouche: 18 INCH/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ by/ W. & A. K. JOHNSTON,/ LIMITED/ Geographers/ Engravers/ Printers/ EDINBURGH/ A. J. NYSTROM & CO./ Sole United States Agents, CHICAGO.
Table Below Cartouche:
Railways shewn thus [thick dashed line]/ Submarine Telegraph Cables thus [thin dashed line] Black/ International Date Line [red line]/ Warm Currents [solid arrow] Cold Currents [dashed arrow]/ Mandate Territories shewn by Bars of Colour/ PRINTED By W. & A. K. JOHNSTON LTD./ EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND/ Copyright
Condition: Globe and horizon generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear and soiling. Some irregularity to varnish, and small brown discoloration spot on horizon, unobtrusive. A few minor scratches and abrasions professionally restored. Stand very good with the usual wear; recently French polished.