Globes - Antiques
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From almost the beginning of humankind there has been a fascination of both the stars above and the earth itself. Astronomers studied the heavens and projected their findings onto globes. Of these, the earliest celestial globe surviving is the Atlantic Farnese globe in the Naples Museum, constructed around 200 B.C. The idea of fabricating a model of the physical earth was first suggested by Crates (before the Christian era). The development of the terrestrial globe permitted scholars to look at the earth and of the known continents. In 1541, Gerard Mercator produced a terrestrial globe of remarkable accuracy. It was designed in twelve gores (sections placed upon the round surface) and contained such data as the equator and meridians of longitude/parallels of latitude, as well as wind direction and scales. The sampling we offer listed below provides only a glimpse of the many types and variations of globes produced. Each globe comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. If you need assistance in identifying a globe you presently own, we would be happy to assist you at no cost or obligation. Please call us at 1-888-513-MAPS (6277) or write: Cartographic Associates, P.O. Box 565, Fulton, Maryland 20759.
40.120 - Cram's 10.5 - inch (26.1 cm) Lighted Terrestrial Globe, c1939, by George F. Cram Company, Chicago
The lighted table globe rotates on it’s axis with a metal half meridian attached to a brass base. Colored paper gores over a glass sphere, with original pull chain and…Read More
Table globe made up of twelve chromolithographed gores, the equatorial graduated in degrees and hours…..includes the following notations printed thereon: Reached So. Pole Amunden 1911; Scott, 1912; Byrd, 1929; the…Read More
A stunning 20th century floor globe by one of the leading U. S. globe manufactures. The attractive 16-inch globe (40.7 cm) is approximately 39-inches (99cm) in height and stands upon…Read More
40.326 - JOHNSTON, William & Alexander Keith, Edinburgh, 18-inch (45.7cm) Terrestrial Table Globe, c1909, London Sale Price: $2,500
Terrestrial school globe, the cartouche overlaid on an original with the Johnston crest at the top. Isothermic lines, ocean currents, cable routes, and other related features. Continents in light brown…Read More