This fantastic period piece is a 12 inch terrestrial world globe produced by C. The piece is 12 inches in diameter and approximately 16 inches tall. The globe has art deco machine age utilitarian design with a sleek metallic base referencing militaristic design. The globe itself has acquired an amber patina and depicts political boundaries, major cities, principal steamship routes with distances in nautical miles and principal transcontinental railways. The globe displays International Date Line, Ecliptic and full analemma.
This globe is in decent condition. Its features remain elegant and sophisticated and the gores have remained tight to the globe.
Over the decades, the colors have faded into an astounding amber patina and there is scratching, staining, and paper loss which I have tried to depict in the pictures. The stand and half meridian are in fair condition with chipping, rusting and scratching evident. A previous owner has inserted a rubber washer at the base of the globe to assist in spinning, but the globe still spins with a creak and a wobble.
The time dial is intact and beautifully formed with no noticeable warping. The globe shares the geopolitical complexity of 1934. Persia is still on the map, Europe has not yet been ravaged by World War II and much of Africa is under colonial control. This is a superb globe with amazing forms and tremendous history.
It would make a fantastic statement piece in any collection as well as a very interesting teaching tool. The item "Machine Age Art Deco Hammonds World Globe Steamship and Railway Routes" 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, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat, Ukraine.