Istanbul with “Constantinople” in parentheses is shown, indicating a date soon after 1930, when the name change occurred. Many small islands are labeled in parentheses with the name of the country or colonial power that controlled them, e.g. (Br.) for Britain. Central Australia is a separate territory, limiting the globe’s period from between 1927 and 1931. A few features on the coast of Antarctica are labeled, but the bulk is labeled “Unexplored.” These geographical notations suggest that the globe gores were designed c. 1930-31.
The Rand McNally World Atlas and International Gazetteer included in the compartment in the globe stand is a hardcover 1935 “Special Household Edition.” The 136-page atlas includes illustrations, maps, an index and depicts the polar regions at the back endpapers.
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Cartouche Formed of Two Dolphins: RAND McNALLY/ 12” GLOBE/ INDEXED/ SCALE 1:42,000,000 / 1 Inch= 664 Statute Miles/ or 576 Nautical Miles/ 1 Centimeter=420 Kilometers/ Steamship and Railroad lines are/ shown in red./ Copyright by/ Rand McNally & Company, Chicago/ Made in U.S.A.
Condition: Globe generally good, noting the usual light wear, toning, and soiling. Few small abraded areas restored. Minor unobtrusive indentation west of Africa. Stand very good, but with a bit of wear and abrasions to finish. Atlas book by Rand McNally is of the proper period and size, but not original to the base. It is in good condition with the usual, expected wear, with some toning and soiling to the cloth covers.