REPLOGLE 'Standard' 8 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1930

This is an excellent example of a table globe in the American machine-age style by the famous company Replogle. It can be dated to circa 1930 as Byrd's flight to the South Pole is noted (1929), but Arabia is not yet Saudi Arabia (1932); also Peiping is not yet shown as Peking (1928).

The globe is constructed from two pasteboard hemispheres with hand-applied composite paper gores, joined at the equator. It is mounted on a die cast base and graduated full meridian in a bronze finish with gold highlights; it also has a time dial at the North Pole.

The map has been carefully cleaned and is in outstanding condition for its age with bright colours and minimal marking. The only notable defect is a crease at the southern polar bearing, which has been stabilised. The mount has been cleaned and polished and is in very good condition with slight loss to the bronze finish, visible only on close inspection; the tinned steel time dial shows some tarnish and loss to the lithographed numbers, again visible only on close inspection.

Diameter 8 inches (205mm); overall height 280mm

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