Auction 124, Lot 51

"Globe Terrestre", Forest, J.

Subject: Globes

Period: 1900 (circa)

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Color: Printed Color

Size:
10 x 18.5 inches
25.4 x 47 cm

This is a nice example of an early 20th century French terrestrial desk globe that rotates on an offset metal central axis and terminates on a brass turning knob mounted on an ornamental brass finial. The finial is attached to a 6.5" turned and ebonized wooden pillar that is attached to a 6"diameter ebonized wooden base. The overall height is 17". Twelve colorful lithograph paper gores show all place names in French. This globe is undated, but political geography dates it to around the turn of the twentieth 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 are shown; regions that were consolidated into the Union of South Africa in 1910.

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Condition: B+

Condition is very good with the usual minor nicks, scratches, and small stains and minor damage at the North Pole. Unusually bright and clear gores. Base has minor scratches and a small chip at bottom.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008

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