PHILIPS 'Library' 6 inch terrestrial globe, 1960

This is an interesting little table globe from the British company Philips, dated 1960. It is unusual in that it is not mounted on an axis, but is designed to be hand-held or rolled on on its bakelite base.

The globe is further 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).

The map has been carefully cleaned and is in good condition with some light marking and staining. For some unknown reason the worst of this is under the North Polar calotte (pictured). The bakelite base has been caleaned and polished and is in excellent condition.

Diameter 6 inches (150mm); base diameter 125mm; overall height 160mm

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