GEOGRAPHIA 8 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1961

This is a fine example of the popular table globe from the British company Geographia. It can be dated to circa 1961 as French West Africa is independent (1960) but South Africa is still shown as a Union (Republic from 1961).

The globe is constructed from a pasteboard sphere with 12 hand-applied paper gores and polar calottes. The map shows a few slight marks but no loss. The soft tones are complemented perfectly by the chromed meridian and bakelite base, which has aged externally to a rich cream.

The map has been carefully cleaned and the base and meridian polished. It is in excellent overall vintage condition.

Diameter 8 inches (200mm); overall height 310mm

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