PHILIPS 19 inch terrestrial globe, 1962

This is a large and impressive table globe from the British company Philips, dated 1962. The globe is constructed from two hemispherical aluminium shells, joined at the equator, with 12 hand-applied paper gores. It is reinforced internally by a hardboard disc with steel rim at the equator and a wooden cylinder along the axis. The globe is mounted on a turned mahogany base with a heavy cantilevered aluminium bracket supporting the axis.

The map retains good colour but shows some browning and craquelure due to degradation of the lacquer. Aluminium globe shells are quite soft and particularly susceptible to denting. This example has one dent off the south west coast of Africa and a smaller one west of the southern tip of South America - both are pictured.

The map has been carefully cleaned and minor nicks and abrasions have been restored. The mahogany base, which has aged to a rich golden brown, has been treated with a restorative solution and hand polished and is fine condition.

Diameter 19 inches (480mm); overall height 640mm

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