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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 399

    An 18-inch terrestrial globe

    BY GEORGE PHILIPS AND SON LTD, CIRCA 1920

    Price Realised  

    An 18-inch terrestrial globe
    by George Philips and Son Ltd, circa 1920
    The cartouche reading PHILIP'S 18 INCH MERCHANT SHIPPERS' GLOBE LONDON, GEORGE PHILIP & SON. LTD., 32 FLEET STR. E.C., comprising of two sets of eighteen half-gores (surface chipped and rubbed in places), the equatorial, ecliptic and meridian of Greenwich graduated, the oceans showing the routes of steamships and underwater cables, an analemma, coloured borders for nation states, towns and rivers shown, graduated brass meridian ring with hour dial, paper horizon (with loss) bearing zodiacal calendar and monthly calendar, on four turned wooden legs with cross stretchers
    25½in. (65cm.) high


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