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Globe, Table, 9-Inch Diameter, Terrestrial World, Verdigris Base, Hammond, New York, Mid 1930s
C.S. Hammond & Co. 9-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe New York, Brooklyn, Boston: c. Mid 1930s
Verdigris iron stand
14.5 inches high; 8 inch diameter base
The terrestrial globe is surmounted by an hour circle canted in a calibrated half meridian, raised on an Art Deco verdigris iron pedestal stand. The globe shows countries, rivers, and major cities. U.S. states are indicated by dashed lines and labeled, except for nine smaller northeastern states, which are numbered according to a key above the analemma. Istanbul is shown followed by “(Constantinople)”, which indicates a date shortly after 1930. Siam appears on the globe, indicating a date before 1939, when it was renamed Thailand. Steamship routes are indicated by dashed lines with distances in nautical miles; transcontinental railways are indicated by solid lines. Ocean currents are indicated by arrows and some are labeled, e.g. “Peruvian Current” and “Mexican (July) Monsoon.” Oceans are blue, other geographic entities are tan or brown. There is a figure-eight analemma in the Pacific Ocean.
C.S. Hammond & Co. was a prominent producer of maps and globes from about the year 1900 and continues in business today as a corporate subsidiary. Read more about them in our Guide to Globe Makers.
Oval Cartouche: HAMMOND’S/ 9 INCH/ TERRESTRIAL GLOBE/ 3036/ Principal Steamship Routes with/ Distances in Nautical Miles/ Principal Transcontinental Railways/ C.S. HAMMOND & CO./ COPYRIGHT/ PATENT PENDING/ NEW YORK BROOKLYN BOSTON
Condition: Generally very good, recently professionally restored, with light remaining overall toning, wear, discolorations, restored abrasions.