"12 Inch Globe", C.F. Weber & Co.
Period: 1900-1910 (published)
Color: Printed Color
12 x 20 inches
30.5 x 50.8 cm
This fascinating terrestrial desk globe is constructed with twelve multi colored lithograph paper gores. Held with an ornate offset axis set on a round, highly decorative 4-footed brass base. The geography of this globe indicates it was made at the turn of the 20th century. Both the Philippines and Hawaii (also labeled Sandwich Islands) are shown as U.S. possessions, following the Spanish American War of 1898. In Africa, Cape Colony, Transval, Orange and Natal shown; regions that were consolidated into the Union of South Africa in 1910. It includes an hour ring and racetrack-style analemma. The globe features isothermal lines that depict temperatures for January and July in black and brown. A handsome and desirable desk globe with a beautiful Art Nouveau base in full brass.
A nice example with some darkening to lacquer. Two or three small areas of loss, unrepaired. A few other small areas of loss that have been repaired and colored to match the tone of the globe. Axis and base generally very good, top of finial has a tiny crack and some tool marks.