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Globe, American, Rand McNally, Terrestrial World, 18-Inch Floor Globe, Duncan Phyfe Stand, Chicago, c. 1914-24


Rand McNally & Company
18-Inch Terrestrial Floor Globe
Chicago: c. 1924
Mahogany tripod stand

A terrestrial globe in calibrated full brass meridian, the horizon with applied paper calendar and zodiac. The horizon is raised on four quadrant supports turning on a pinion in a mahogany Duncan Phyfe style floor stand, having a turned central baluster, on three downswept reeded legs, ending in capped brass rounded feet. Petrograd is shown, indicating cartography dating between 1914 and 1924. Land masses have detailed cartography. Oceans are green (faded blue); geographic entities shaded in tones of yellow, orange, and tan. Submarine telegraph cables and mean isothermal lines for January and July are indicated, colored blue and red respectively, according to a key beneath the cartouche. The International Date Line is shown as a red line.There is a figure-eight analemma in the Pacific Ocean.

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Rand McNally was a major American globe manufacturer. Read more about the firm in our Guide to Globe Makers.

Oval cartouche: RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ 18 INCH/ Copyright by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago/ Made in U.S.A.

Key beneath cartouche: Submarine Telegraph Cables, thus [dotted line] Black/ Mean Isothermal lines for January [solid line] Blue/ Mean Isothermal lines for July [solid line] Red.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light wear, toning, handling. Few minor abrasions professionally restored. Stand very good with the usual wear.

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Wood, Mahogany