Hello fellow globe enthusiasts I rarely sell anything from my collection, but as my collection has evolved I find it necessary to once in a while sell an item that no longer fits my core. Today I am offering 2 such items for sale a Ludwig Julius Heymann globe from about 1900 and a Rand McNally globe from about 1922. I'll describe both in detail with pictures
1. Heymann globe: This is a German globe printed about 1900 Sweden and Norway appear to be united, Congo Free state is in Africa. The globe is in German and has a decidedly European look. It's size is desirable at 19 cm ( almost 6 inches) The geography presented on such a small globe is remarkably detailed, much more detailed than many 6 inch globes of the time. One great feature of this globe are the ocean currents prominently displayed very visually appealing. This was no doubt a student globe at the turn of the 20th century, what a remarkable survivor! It is elegantly mounted on a wooden base, and offset at 23 degrees. It spins freely and is a substantial 17 inches tall.
I really love this globe it is so elegant, it has such a presence on my bookshelf. The wooden stand does have some wear to the finish, and there are some minor abrasions here and there on the map. It is after all 116 years old, but over all a really nice presentation. As I've mentioned before globes smaller than 12 inches in this case a near 6 inch orb are becoming exceptionally hard to find, in any shape let alone in as presentable a shape as this, best hurry!!!
Please review the pictures, if interested I will send along more pictures. I'm asking $225 plus shipping for this particular globe quite a bit less than many retail outlets would list this item for. Just email me through the blog if interested .
2. ***UPDATE SOLD***The next globe I'm offering for sale is a great Rand McNally 12 inch desk globe from about 1922. Central Australia is NOT yet present on this globe, and the boarders of Egypt are those of early 1920's This is a vibrant and substantial globe that I've had in my collection for almost a decade. The orb has no dents, scrapes, or cracks it is near pristine, the base is in the art Nouveau style ad is also in remarkable presentation. Truthfully you would be hard pressed to find a nicer example of this globe. It spins freely and stands about 22 inches tall the orb is 12 inches.
In the interest of full disclosure, the shellac on this globe was professionally re-done and the brass finial was remade professionally, you would not have been able to tell had I not mentioned either, as both jobs were handled by globe experts. That said it's the nicest example of this globe around. I'm asking $375 plus shipping for this beauty MUCH below what a retail seller would ask. Again see the pictures and email me with any questions ***UPDATE SOLD***
Although this great Rand McNally sphere is sold, the Heymann globe is still available, a great smal globe that is getting harder to find