This petite globe comes from the French firm, N. K. Atlas of Paris. The cartography is surprisingly detailed and crisp for a globe of this small scale. They developed the right mix of color, detail, text, and information. The globe tells the story of the world on the brink of a war that would have ramifications felt throughout the rest of the century.
The globe dates to 1913-14. St. Petersburg has not yet been renamed but the Ottoman Empire has already broken apart. The map also shows shipping routes through the newly opened Panama Canal.
About the Maker:
N. K. Atlas was based in Paris from around 1904-1924 and was primarily a game and puzzle manufacturer. The company takes its name from the founders Leon Nicolas and Charles Keller. The second portion of the name is a nod to the street where the company was headquartered.
The 2.75 inch diameter orb consists of 12 individual, hand applied paper gores over a plaster and pressboard orb. Highly detailed map includes ocean currents, mountain ranges, rivers and more. All text is in French. The cartouche in the Pacific Ocean reads: SPHERE TERRESTRE / N. K. / Editeurs / Paris. Mounted onto an elegant cast metal stand, the globe stands roughly 6 inches tall.
Very well preserved artifact, details are crisp and colors rich. Minimal wear in form of rubbing or soiling. There is a small amount of denting to the orb near Japan. Base is also very well preserved, no cracks or splits. Professionally cleaned.
Globe will ship domestically for $15.00 and to most other countries for $34.00.
$475 – Item # 0818PETNKA13