I've been waiting to write this blog entry for years, as an avid American globe collector there are a few touchstone globes that you want from the 19th century and this is one of those. This is an AH Andrews 8 inch full mount globe from the late 1860's , it's on what might be described as Andrew's signature mount, the gothic tripod complete with 12 sided horizon ring. Paper, wood, and brass in an iconic combination.
|AH Andrews 1868, 8 inch globe|
This globe is an example of the best AH Andrews was making, the ornate tripod base was quite an unexpected level of detail for what was a small desk globe. This model was retail $15 in the late 1860's which amounts to roughly $300 in 2021 dollars, quite a sum for such an object. The US purchase of Alaska is complete on this orb ( 1867 ) but Yellowstone has yet to be designated a national park ( 1872).