This beautiful globe with original color has benefited from professional restoration. There is a long crack that extends from Africa, following the equator, to the analemma (approximately halfway around the globe) that has been expertly repaired. There is also a small 3" crack close to the South Pole and three 0.25" diameter areas of gore loss just west of Virginia, west of Korea, and in Northern Russia. The globe has some other minor cracks, dings and small stains which is typical for a globe of this age, and has been professionally revarnished. The stand and meridian are in very good condition, and the stand is original with original finish. The meridian is good with several small areas of loss retouched in facsimile.
Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000
Sold for: $13,000
Closed on 6/12/2013
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