This 6 inches globe was sold by the American maker WEBER COSTELLO of Chicago ( a school supplies company) .The globe gores were printed in England by the Johnston company which had an distribution agreement with the US .I place the production early 1900 , St Petersburg present ,no Yugoslavia created yet , "Russia" and "Austro-Hungarian Empire" disappeared in 1918 , Belgian Congo .After I WW most of the empires and kingdoms disappeared creating a new world which is still trying to come to term with those changes .The base is cast iron in the late 19th style.

more about W&K Johnston :The firm of W. & A.K. Johnston was one of the major map publishing houses of the 19th century. William Johnston (1802–1888) and his brother Alexander Keith Johnston (1804–1871) originally trained as engravers, and founded the firm in 1826. Their offices were based in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's New Town, with their printworks based at the Edina Works, off Easter Road. Keith Johnston became Geographer-Royal for Scotland in 1843, whilst William later became Lord Provost of Edinburgh and was knighted .In the early 20th and late 19th W. & A.K. Johnston provided gores to the just created new industry of globe making and map making of US market , Weber Costello , Nystrom , Hammond , Rand Mac Nally and more .


Size: globe D. 6 inches , H.15 , overall fair condition with some oxidation of the paper , browning some of the color but still readable This 6 inches globe was sold by the American maker WEBER COSTELLO of Chicago ( a school supplies company) .The globe gores were printed in England by the Johnston company which had an distribution agreement with the US .I place the production early 1900 , St Petersburg present ,no Yugoslavia created yet , "Russia" and "Austro-Hungarian Empire" disappeared in 1918 , Belgian Congo .After I WW most of the empires and kingdoms disappeared creating a new world which is still trying to come to term with those changes .The base is cast iron in the late 19th style.more about W&K Johnston :The firm of W. & A.K. Johnston was one of the major map publishing houses of the 19th century. William Johnston (1802–1888) and his brother Alexander Keith Johnston (1804–1871) originally trained as engravers, and founded the firm in 1826. Their offices were based in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's New Town, with their printworks based at the Edina Works, off Easter Road. Keith Johnston became Geographer-Royal for Scotland in 1843, whilst William later became Lord Provost of Edinburgh and was knighted .In the early 20th and late 19th W. & A.K. Johnston provided gores to the just created new industry of globe making and map making of US market , Weber Costello , Nystrom , Hammond , Rand Mac Nally and more .Size: globe D. 6 inches , H.15 , overall fair condition with some oxidation of the paper , browning some of the color but still readable

6" TERRESTRIAL ANTIQUE TABLE GLOBE W & K JOHNSTON for WEBER COSTELLO 1900

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