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Auction 95, Lot 57

"New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Globe

Period: 1900 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

12 x 12 inches
30.5 x 30.5 cm

Great desk globe with a full brass meridian, within a circular horizon band with engraved paper calendar and Zodiac. 22” tall and raised on a turned wooden stand. Legend in Ocean: Rand, McNally & Co's/ New Twelve Inch Terrestrial Globe/ Copyright 1891/ by Rand, McNally & Co. Part of Oklahoma is still Indian Territory. Gores are in good condition, surface soiling, some foxing and light areas of mildew. All gores are complete and tight. Only one small (1/4") paper area missing in British Columbia and there is minor surface abrasion in the Pacific.


Condition: B

The original map title was covered during manufacture with a printed label with 'newer' style text. The new label is missing the upper left portion. There are several chips with loss on the horizon band. A very nice globe that will benefit from professional cleaning.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/13/2001