PHILIPS 6 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1928

This is a fine table globe from the British company Philips. It can be dated to around 1928 as Petrograd has become Leningrad (1924), Peiping is shown, but with Peking also printed as a subscript (the name changed in 1928), but Arabia is not yet Saudi Arabia (1932).

The globe is constructed from a pasteboard sphere with 12 hand-applied paper gores and 2 polar calottes. It features a turned wooden base with an ebonised finish, a brass half meridian and brass polar cups and finials.

The map colours have softened with age and there are areas of wear and staining, but this in no way detracts from the undeniable appeal of this globe. Likewise, the dark patination of the brassware adds to its charm.

The map has been carefully cleaned but otherwise left completely original apart from a small repair to the southern polar bearing (pictured). The base and meridian have also been cleaned and lightly restored as appropriate. Overall it looks stunning.

Dimensions
Diameter 6 inches (150mm); overall height 280mm

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