PHILIPS 'Challenge' 13.5 inch terrestrial globe, 1961

This is a large and impressive table globe from the British company Philips, dated 1961.

The globe is constructed from two pasteboard hemispheres with hand-applied composite paper gores, joined at the equator. It features the trademark Everite stepped black bakelite base with chromed and graduated meridian, and an aluminium time dial at the North Pole.

The map has been carefully cleaned and retains excellent colour. There is slight degradation of the varnish around the equatorial tape, most noticeable off Africa; there is also a crease in the North Atlantic (both pictured). The globe is otherwise in very good condition. The base and mount have also been cleaned and polished and are in excellent condition.

Diameter 13.5 inches (343mm); overall height 430mm

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