"New Peerless 12 Inch Globe", Weber Costello Co.
Period: 1935-40 (circa)
Publication: Weber Costello Co.
Color: Printed Color
12 x 35 inches
30.5 x 88.9 cm
This fine library-style terrestrial floor globe is held with a brass full meridian atop the handsome wooden base. With twelve clean and bright, multi colored lithograph paper gores this globe's geography indicates it was made circa 1938-40. Korea is called "Chosen" and Manchuria is " Manchukuo," an indication of Japanese occupation, which began in the latter part of 1931. The legend locates several interesting notes of aviation history including the location of the Wright brothers famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, and Charles Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, reflecting the keen interest in the dramatic progress of air travel. Also delineates the world flight of the Graf Zeppelin in 1928, and Admiral Byrd's polar explorations of 1926 and 1929. Circular cartouche and very large analemma. Complete with original hour ring at the North Pole. The brass meridian is held by an adjustable degreed arm, supported on the base. The turned wooden base is stained mahogany and supported by four legs.
Globe and stand generally very good with no major flaws. Some very minor soiling on globe, and some crackling in the lacquer.