The gores (maps on the globe’s surface) were printed by the London firm of G.W. Bacon, imported and manufactured into the globe by the American school supply firm Weber Costello. Oceans are green (blue which has yellowed over time), geographic entities are shades of cream and ochre, some with a thicker outline in light green. A reference key indicates railways, steamship routes and the International Date Line. Warm and cold ocean currents are indicated by cream-colored arrows. There is a figure-eight analemma in the Pacific Ocean. In Antarctica the Ross Ice Shelf is indicated and beside the South Pole is noted “Scott, 18 Jan. 1912.”
Read more about Weber Costello in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Weber Costello diamond cipher above cartouche: TIME TESTED/W.C./ SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Circular cartouche: 12-INCH GLOBE/ MADE BY/ WEBER/ COSTELLO CO./ CHICAGO HEIGHTS/ ILLINOIS
First rectangular table below cartouche: Natural Scale=1:42,000,000 or 670 Miles to one inch/ Principal Railways/ Steamship routes/ International Date Line/ Warm Currents Cold Currents/ COPYRIGHT G.W. BACON & Co. Ltd. LONDON/ PRINTED IN ENGLAND
A second rectangular table below the cartouche provides a key to various scales in English miles, such as the length of a degree of longitude along each latitude circle.
The Weber Costello diamond-shaped cipher also appears on the meridian above one of the 85-degree marks.
Condition: Globe generally very good, unusually bright and clean, still with the usual overall light toning, fading, wear, areas of discoloration, irregularities to varnish. Some minor abrasions restored. Stand very good, retaining much of the original bronzed finish, with the usual oxidation and wear.