"Rand, McNally New Six Inch Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.
Period: 1892 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
This small globe by Rand McNally is raised on its original twisted wire stand. Lithographed on twelve paper gores laid over pasteboard. A large analemma is located in the South Pacific. Light blue lines trace isothermal lines across the globe. In the last decades of the 19th Century, Chicago became the leading center for commercial cartographic publishing in the United States. Rand McNally first began business as a printer and expanded to publishing travel and railroad maps in 1872. This example is a very early globe by Rand McNally, whose first known globe was produced just a few years earlier in 1887.
The gores are a little darkened. The upper and lower polar rings have slightly depressed the globe, and there is a slight area of depression north of New Zealand, else very good.