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Fab 1961 Modernist Design piece

This is a vintage 1960's Encyclopedia Britannica World Globe by Replogle.

This fabulous 12” model was a complimentary gift by Britannica if an entire Encyclopedia set was purchased. Instead of the standard Replogle cartouche, the Globe displays the Britannica emblem.

The mounting of this Globe is a wonderful representation of the Mid Century Modern design style, blended with retro features. The map offers black oceans rather than the more common blue/green in addition to chrome finished mount with retro accents, that rotates vertically and horizontally. It measures 17" in height including stand. The globe itself is 12" in height.

This model is displaying the political borders of 1961, as it shows the United Arab Republic (1958-61), a venture between Egypt and Syria, which lasted only a very short period. Interestingly only Egypt is labeled as the UAR. Since the legend of this model no longer identifies French West Africa (dissolved in 1960) it simplified the task of identifying the age of the Globe.

This Globe is in great condition! The gores are all tight, the colors are all uniform and there are no scuffs to speak of. The equator tape is present and complete all around. There is a very minimal amount of pitting on the base and meridian, they both shine brightly! None of the above mentioned detracts in any way from the beauty of this wonderful globe.

A fine piece showing a very specific glimpse in time.

As always, ENJOY!!!

Please visit my shop to see more great globes, maps and related items:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagecals?section_id=7634500

Vintage World Globe - Cold War Eames Retro - Replogle Black Oceans - TREASURY PICK

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: fiberboard, paper, metal, chrome plating
  • Only ships to United States from New Hampshire, United States.
  • Feedback: 247 reviews
  • Favorited by: 45 people