PHILIPS 'Library' 13.5 inch terrestrial globe, 1959

This is a large and impressive table globe from the British company Philips, dated 1959.

The globe is distinguished by its seamless equator, being constructed in the traditional manner from a pasteboard sphere with 12 hand-applied paper gores (other Philips globes were typically made using 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 full and vibrant colour. There is slight craquelure of the varnish (shown most clearly in the close-up of West Africa) but it is otherwise in excellent condition. The base and mount have also been cleaned and polished and are likewise in excellent condition.

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

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