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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Rand McNally and Company
Date:
1894
Short Title:
Rand, McNally & Co's. New Eighteen Inch Terrestrial Globe.
Publisher:
Rand McNally
Chicago
Type:
Globe
Obj Height cm:
46
Obj Width cm:
46
Scale 1:
28,000,000
Note:
Rand McNally's first globe was a 12" terrestrial produced in 1887 (Warner). This 18" floor globe appeared seven years later and is an impressive production. The graphic elements are very clearly rendered, in the best fashion of wax engraving. A horizon ring is still employed, with a metal stand that is unique and unusual, apparently of the "Aesthetic Revival" school of design that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Isothermal lines are shown for January and July, as are submarine telegraph cables. The gores show a water mark "& Sons" with a "96" below, so this globe had been issued in 1896. The political geography is pre 1898 and the Spanish American War (see Cuba, etc.). Total height from base to top of globe is 48 inches.
Reference:
cf Warner p121; cf Dekker p139-41.
World Area:
World
Full Title:
Rand, McNally & Co's. New Eighteen Inch Terrestrial Globe ... Copyright, 1894, by Rand, McNally & Co.
List No:
4225.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Rand McNally and Company
Pub Date:
1894
Pub Title:
Rand, McNally & Co's. New Eighteen Inch Terrestrial Globe ... Copyright, 1894, by Rand, McNally & Co.
Pub Reference:
cf Warner p121; cf Dekker p139-41.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4225.000
Pub Type:
Globe
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
46
Pub Width cm:
46
Image No:
4225000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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