"New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.
Subject: Terrestrial Globe
Period: 1895 (published)
Color: Printed Color
A beautiful 12" diameter globe canted on iron arm and mounted on a turned walnut stand and round stepped base, which stands 20" tall. In the last decades of the 19th Century, Chicago became the leading center for commercial cartographic publishing in the United States. Rand McNally first began business as a printer and expanded to publishing travel and railroad maps in 1872. This is an early globe by Rand McNally, whose first known globe was produced n 1887.
Superb condition of both the globe and the stand.