Auction 149, Lot 52

"Rand McNally Eight-Inch Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Globes

Period: 1920 (circa)

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Color: Printed Color

Size:
9 x 15 inches
22.9 x 38.1 cm

This attractive eight-inch terrestrial desk globe is situated on a bronzed Art Nouveau metal base with claw and ball feet. Solid brass hour ring is held by a turned brass nut. The title Rand McNally Eight-Inch Terrestrial Globe is contained in an oval cartouche. No date is given but the globe names Czechoslovakia and shows Hejaz in western Arabia, making the globe circa 1920. The map has a large analemma "showing the Sun's declination and the difference of time between the clock and the sun for every day of the year.”

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Condition: B+

Globe is very good with some minor surface abrasions. Copper base is near fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/21/2014

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