Wonderful 12 inch Cram's Celestial Globe. 1960s. The orb is made of fiberboard, covered with paper representing the celestial sky. Constellations, including the 12 zodiacs are identified as well as individual stars, the Milky Way, nebula and/or clusters. The sphere is mounted into a full meridian made of metal and finished in a matte gold. The base is also made of metal and cradle style, which allows the globe to be removed. The horizon band (part of the base) is also metal with a paper laminate; it identifies the calendar as well as zodiacal information.
This stunning globe is in excellent condition.
approx. 17" H
Celestial Globes are not as common as Terrestrial Globes. Because of a lack in demand, Celestial Globes had not been as mass-produced as their counterpart. Instead they were primarily fabricated for the educational market as this one had.