Made in Chicago in the 1950's this Rand Mac Nally is a 16 inches terrestrial library Glass lighted globe with a Macassar wood base and brass-capped feet. It is from the 1950's , Indo China not yet Vietnam ( 1954 ) , French west Africa ceased to exist in 1962 .Overall a very desirable globe with a unique base designed as a display possibly for a travel agency or a department store. Best quality available in its time with a glass globe and detailed and well printed map , the gores had to be hand glued to the glass .
About Rand MacNally :Rand McNally and Company became a preeminent publisher of maps and atlases in Chicago in the 1870s and 1880s, then ventured into globe making in the 1890s, and continues in business today. As noted by scholar and librarian Cynthia H. Peters, the company "has become synonymous with mapmaking in American life," and their success highlights the movement of the American map publishing industry's center of gravity from the East to the Midwest."
1872 The first-ever Rand McNally map appears in the December 1872 issue of the Railway Guide; Rand McNally uses a new wax engraving method, which significantly reduces the cost of printing maps
Size H.22 x D.16 , minimal small nick of missing paper , glasse globe , rewired and ready to plug