Auction 139, Lot 66

"[8-inch Terrestrial Globe]", Weber Costello Co.

Subject: Globes

Period: 1930 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

11 x 16.5 inches
27.9 x 41.9 cm

This desirable 8" desk globe is constructed from 12 lithograph gores over a traditional plaster orb. It is supported with a metal, full meridian ring on a bronzed Art Nouveau metal base with claw and ball feet. The globe shows Peking (1928) and Constantinople (1930), but Iran is still called Persia (1935) and Manchuria has not been renamed to Manchukuo (1931). All of this suggests the globe was published circa 1930. Isothermal lines are featured in blue and pink, and ocean currents are also shown in yellow. Complete with hour ring at the North Pole and an analemma in the Pacific Ocean. Total height is 16.5".


Condition: B+

There is some minor chipping in Asia and Africa with a 1.5" narrow crack near Manchuria. There is some light surface scuffing in the middle of the Atlantic. Meridian and base are in excellent condition.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/15/2012