"Rand McNally Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.
Period: 1931 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
Nice Art Deco period 12-inch globe with full degree ring and hour discs at both poles. Raised on a beautiful cast-iron base with fancy decoration, holding the globe and full mahogany equatorial ring. The globe is constructed of plaster of paris covered by 12 printed paper globe gores and the ring is fixed with a paper diagram giving the degrees, distance in statute miles, and the 12 symbols of the zodiac. The globe shows Peking (1928) and Constantinople (1930), but Iran is still called Persia (1935) and Manchuria has not been renamed to Manchukuo (1931). All of this suggests the globe was published circa 1930-1931. The globe and base are complete and worthy of professional attention to fix the damage in the Arctic area.
The surface of the globe has light scattered soiling and other small flaws, as is normally seen. It does have more damage at the north pole where the axis shaft has crushed a little of the plaster of paris with a small area of loss in the Arctic.