WEBER COSTELLO 'Peerless' 12 inch black oceans globe, circa 1958

The American globe maker Weber Costello is particularly noted for its striking mid-century 'black oceans' globes with their chrome mounts and bases. This fine example can be dated to circa 1958 as Ghana is shown but Malaya is not yet Malaysia (both 1957), and Egypt is not yet part of the United Arab Republic (1958).

The globe is constructed from two pasteboard hemispheres with hand-applied composite paper gores, joined at the equator. It is mounted on a chromed pressed steel base and chromed die cast meridian.

The map has some minor surface marks but no notable fading, loss or damage. The equatorial tape was largely missing, so this has been replaced. The chrome is very good with some surface swirls and a scratch to the base of the meridian, but no damage or loss. The underside of the base shows light tarnishing but this is not serious.

The globe has been carefully cleaned and polished and displays very well.

Diameter 12 inches (305mm); overall height 390mm

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