Auction 116, Lot 74

"Replogle 16 Inch Library Globe", Replogle Globes

Subject: Globes

Period: 1937 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

16 x 25 inches
40.6 x 63.5 cm

This is a beautiful 16" diameter library globe mounted on a brown metal base with heavy metal arms. The arms rotate in the base and hold the fully degreed meridian ring, which can slide to adjust the earth's tilt. Complete with hour disc at the north pole. The huge globe appears to be constructed of paper and plaster of paris and not metal as sometime seen in larger globes. It is covered by 12 globe gores that are finely printed using the photo-gravure or chromozylographic method. The unit stands over 25" tall. The globe is not dated, but Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania are not yet annexed by the Soviet Union (1940) and Persia is named Iran (1935); suggesting the date of circa 1937. Replogle has been making globes since the 1920's. Beginning business in a Chicago apartment, Luther Replogle built the business into one of the largest manufacturers of globes today. This is a very nice example of a pre-WWII period globe complete with its original stand. It was saved from the trash heap by a Phoenix librarian in the early 1960's.


Condition: A

One small area of paint or paste in the South Pacific, northwest of the Marquesas Isands, and a few other insignificant marks or lines.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/20/2006