This is a superb Art Nouveau styled Hammond's 12 inch diameter Terrestrial Globe circa 1930. This piece stands approximately 19 inches tall and is representative of another area. The great depression was underway so owning a piece of this magnitude would have been an remarkable luxury.The cast iron base is a beautifully detailed art deco natural form design with a key-lime green finish. The globe itself has an incredible faded bronzed patina and displays full analemma. The design is quite unique, with a bold structure and rounded forms. The globe details countries, republics, and empires as well as major global cities.
Principal Steamship Routes and Principal Transcontinental Railways are also depicted. The piece is heavy and solidly built. The base has a remarkable green patina, and is in good condition with all decorative elements preserved, albeit with scratching and soiling throughout as well as spots of chipping. The orb is in poor condition, with heavy fading, soiling, scratching and extensive map loss. The piece is also missing a time dial, and there are dents visible, particularly along the South Pole.Despite the blemishes noted above this piece is absolutely eye opening, details of long gone empires, transportation modes which are now considered relics, and extensive colonial holdings are all visible on this stunning artifact. The globe shares the geopolitical complexity of 1930. What is now Iran is Persia, the Nazi's have not yet seized power in Germany, the Japanese Empire is flourishing and nearly all of Africa is a colonial territory including French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, Belgian Congo and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. New York - Brooklyn - Boston. The item "Art Nouveau Hammond's World Globe Steamship and Railway Routes Pre War" is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "janetjeans" and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka, Montserrat, Ukraine.