This is a lovely example of an early library globe made by today's largest globe producing company Replogle. At the start of the great depression Luther Replogle believes that every household should have a globe in their home and so he started assembling globes with his wife Elizabeth in their Chicago home. They sourced the maps used from England and soon grew.
In 1935 the globes by Replogle were still handmade by Luther and his wife. This is a beautiful example for a 12 Inch Globe made for upper class households or Libraries.
I dated the Globe by finding countries which changed their name around this time. In 1935 Libya was first called "Libya" and Persia was first called "Iran". On this globe Persia is still called "Persia" while Libya is already called its name.
The globe has twelve printed gores with countries, states and oceans in varying shades of tan, green, yellow, red and brown. It is mounted with a metal latitude ring and surmounted by a small rotating hour ring. The Metal Latitude Ring is set in a carved mahogany stand with reeded legs and Lion brass paw feet.
Size: Height of globe and stand: 36 Inches. The globe is 12 inch in diameter.
Condition: Some areas of wear to prints. The stand is in very good condition. PLEASE SEE PICTURES
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