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Japanese Globe for the American Market, 3-inch, Tokyo: c. 1914-24

$1,500

Y. Sukagawa
3-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe
Tokyo, Japan: c. 1914-24
Turned wooden base with original cardboard box
6 inches high, 2.75 inches diameter, base
3.25 x 3.25 x 6.25 inches, box
$1,500

The terrestrial globe in calibrated gilt metal half meridian, raised on a wooden stand with turned central standard and round base. Oceans green, geographic entities in a variety of colors, place names in English. In original pink cardboard box. St. Petersburg, Russia, is shown as Petrograd, indicating a date of production of 1914-1924, though possibly issued shortly thereafter without a proper change in cartography. The globe was probably intended for the American market to be used by students.

Description

The terrestrial globe in calibrated gilt metal half meridian, raised on a wooden stand with turned central standard and round base. Oceans green, geographic entities in a variety of colors, place names in English. In original pink cardboard box. St. Petersburg, Russia, is shown as Petrograd, indicating a date of production of 1914-1924, though possibly issued shortly thereafter without a proper change in cartography. The globe was probably intended for the American market to be used by students.

The terrestrial globe in gilt-metal half meridian, raised on a wooden stand with turned central standard and round base. Oceans green, geographic entities in a variety of colors, place names in English. In original pink cardboard box. St. Petersburg, Russia, is shown as Petrograd, indicating a date of production of 1914-1924, though possibly issued shortly thereafter without a proper change in cartography.

 

Rectangular Cartouche: Y. SUKAGAWA/ TOKYO/ MADE IN JAPAN

Box labeled “Globe” and stamped 33/1 and MADE IN JAPAN

Condition: Generally fine overall, the colors bright and fresh, almost as issued in original box, apparently rarely used or exposed to elements. Box very good, but lid lacking.

Additional information

Maker Location

Maker

Globe Type

Terrestrial

Material

Wood, Half meridian

Style

Modern