The celestial globe within chromed uncalibrated half meridian, raised on black bakelite base comprised of rectangular plinth set to form four equilateral triangles on larger rectangular plinth. The globe comprised of twelve dark blue chromolithographed gores and two polar calottes, with white print, the equatorial graduated in hours, the constellations shown by lines connecting the stars and without indication of boundaries, the stars to five orders of magnitude, some named, most labeled with Greek letters. Milky Way shown.
George Philip & Son began as a map and atlas publisher in Liverpool, England in 1834. In 1902, the firm relocated to London and emerged as one of the major globe producers of the 20th century. For more information on George Philip & Son, please see our Guide to Globemakers in our Globes and Planetaria section by clicking the link tab on the top of this page.
Oval Cartouche: PHILIP’S/ Popular/ CELESTIAL GLOBE./ Magnitudes/ [shown to 5th magnitude]/ LONDON/ G. PHILIP & SON 32 FLEET ST./ [Below oval] PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN.