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George Philip & Son Ltd.: Philip's Educational Terrestrial Globe

Map: tempMid
Cartographer: George Philip & Son Ltd.
Title: Philip's Educational Terrestrial Globe
Date: c. 1905
Published: London
Width: 7 inches / 18 cm
Height: 11 inches / 28 cm
Map ref: GLOBE420
Educational six-inch terrestrial globe from the early 20th century, likely for use in the classroom. The appearance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Turkish Empire both suggest a date prior to the end of the First World War in 1918. The absence of land and the unfinished coastlines in the Antarctic suggest that it pre-dates the discoveries during the Heroic Age of Exploration by the likes of Amundsen (1911), Scott (1912) and Shackleton (1914). Across the oceans and highlighted using red are selection of shipping routes, marked with distances. The geography for this terrestrial globe has been provided by leading British mapmaker and publisher John Bartholomew, as credited in the cartouche. The orb has an iron half-meridian and is presented on a bevelled wooden pedestal base providing the globe with a handsome silhouette. Printed colour. [GLOBE420]