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Auction 161, Lot 47

Gorgeous Swedish Terrestrial Globe

"[13" Globe] [Untitled - Swedish Globe]", Anon.

Subject: Globes

Period: 1904 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

14 x 23 inches
35.6 x 58.4 cm

This thirteen-inch terrestrial desk globe is raised on a circular fruitwood base with a brass half-meridian ring supported by an ebonized baluster. The globe consists of twelve printed color gores and two polar calottes and stands 21" tall. The globe is dated circa 1905 showing an independent Panama (1903), Athabasca and Assiniboia districts in Canada (consolidated into Alberta and Saskatchewan in 1905), and separate Oklahoma & Indian territories (merged in 1907). The gores show political boundaries, cities, rivers, mountains, and numerous shipping lanes in the oceans. It oddly does not delineate Washington state, with Oregon occupying the entire Pacific Northwest. There is no publisher indicated on the gores, but the text is in Swedish.


Condition: A

The globe gores are clean, bright, and near fine with only slight aging to the varnish and a few minor surface abrasions. The base and half-meridian are in excellent condition.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $550

Closed on 2/8/2017