Auction 136, Lot 58

"12" Rand McNally Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Globes

Period: 1920-24 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

14 x 22.5 inches
35.6 x 57.2 cm

Twelve inch terrestrial desk globe on a bronzed Art Nouveau metal base with claw and ball feet. With a stylized "RMN" logo on the base. Solid brass hour ring is held by a turned brass nut. The title Rand McNally & Company Terrestrial Globe 12 Inch is contained in an oval cartouche. No date is given but the globe names Czechoslovakia and shows post-Versailles boundaries. Yugoslavia shown as the Kingdom of Serbs-Croats Slovens, this depiction is rare and short-lived. The map has a large analemma "showing the Sun's Declination and Position in the Zodiac for every day of the year." In the seas the direction of ocean currents is noted. A very nice example of this globe.


Condition: B+

Globe surface is very good to fine, but there is 1/2 inch puncture at the tip of Maine. Base is fine.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/1/2011