Rare 1907 Atlas School globe exceptionally detailed and well preserved

Rare 1907 Atlas School globe exceptionally detailed and well preserved

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This handsome art nouveau artifact shares a wealth of history while offering understated elegance when displayed. An exceptionally detailed map documents the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empire as well as European colonies. Metropolitan centers of culture like Constantinople, Christiana and St. Petersburg are identified. The human quest to conquer is still evident throughout the map of this globe as Antarctica is yet to be explored. This is a rare globe, reflecting history and style of an era long gone. The age has been based on the map no longer displaying Indian Territory in the US (1889-1907), but Free Congo State in Africa is still identified, which was given as a gift to King Leopold of Belgium the next year and changed its name to Belgian Congo (1908). Oblivious Imperial Empires are obviously still ruling the world (so to speak). Little is known about the Globe maker. Atlas School Supply Company Globes have been found from the late 1800's to the turn of the Century. The globe making was outsourced to one of the great Chicago Globe makers of their time. Reviewing the map and details including isothermal lines, we believe this model was made by either Andrews –CF Weber or Rand McNally. 12 individual paper gores over an 8" diameter plaster orb. The map is detailed and in addition to political borders, rivers and more, it also shows finely printed mountain ranges and isothermal lines. The orb is mounted onto an elegant cast iron tri-legged base with art nouveau feel, finished in bronze and copper. Total height is about 14.5 inches. Exceptionally well preserved, we would classify this artifact as museum grade. Any discerning globe aficionado will find this piece to be the highlight of any collection, a n exquisite piece that is mostly located in museums, including the National Library of Austria Globe Museum. Securely packed, this artifact will ship domestic for $18.00, $62 world wide. $1,199 - Item #: FZ713ATLAS07
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