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Coexist Mod Ground Glass and Brass Stellar Map
Located in Roma, IT
Gio Tirotto realizes the project coexist: the mod. Ground globe and the mod. Sky stellar map, two objects complementary as only sky and heart can be, where the transparent glass allo...
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2010s Italian Globes

Materials

Iron

Vintage Mid-Century World Map Globe Lamp Light by JRO Verlag Munich circa 1970s
By JRO-Verlag 1
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Wonderful vintage Mid-Century fun world map globe table lamp or desk light by JRO-Verlag München. Made in Germany circa 1970, this whimsical lamp would make a great child's bedside t...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Metal

Terrestrial School Glass Globe Lamp by Barrere & Thomas France
By Barrère & Thomas, Paris
Located in Atlanta, GA
Impressive terrestrial globe and lamp published, circa 1950 by Barrere and Thomas, Paris and designed by geographer J. Forest. Huge glass globe covered with print paper rotating on a...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Globes

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Art Deco Globe
Located in San Francisco, CA
Art Deco period Weber Costello 16 inch globe. American, 1930's.
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Globes

Art Deco Table Globe Dieter Reimer, Germany
Located in Den Haag, NL
German table Erdglobus der Deutschen Buch-Gemeinschaft by Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen Berlin 1920/30 Wooden globe with a lithograph on paper. On a walnut stand comes with a little...
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1920s German Art Deco Vintage Globes

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Wood

Philips Terrestrial Globe, c1920
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
Philips 14 inch Terrestrial globe c1920 Philips 14 inch Terrestrial globe on a turned walnut stand. This desktop globe dates from 1920-1930. The colour is good, aged but retaining c...
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1920s European Other Vintage Globes

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Steel

Huge Vintage Illuminated Globe with Brass Stand
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful and rare illuminated globe with a brass stand. The globe is rotating and adjustable in high.
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Late 20th Century German Hollywood Regency Globes

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Brass

Terrestrial Globe French 18th Century, Swinging Structure
Located in Milan, IT
Designed, created, and built to be hanged to the ceiling in order to spin and play with it. Rare are the cases of pre-revolutionary French globes, and most of all the swinging ones. ...
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1760s French Antique Globes

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Wood, Paper

Antique Columbus Earth Globe by Paul Oestergaard, Berlin, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Item e5600 An antique traditional Columbus earth globe with a wonderful patina. Edited by Paul Oestergaard and revised by C. Luther, Berlin. Used as teaching material in German scho...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Globes

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Wood, Paper

Pair of Vintage Bookends
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two vintage bookends. Measures: Height 28 cm. Width 14 cm. Depth 15 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Metal, Brass

Globe, Late 20th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Terrestrial globe, realized in the late 20th century in plastic to imitate hard stones, with the golden metal axis and black resin base. In very good condition  This object is shipp...
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Late 20th Century European Globes

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Metal

Antique Terrestrial Globe Walnut Base Published in 1950 by Vallardi Pubblisher
By Vallardi
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe published in the 1950s by Vallardi publisher, drawn and engraved by A. Minelli, papier-mâché sphere covered with paper printed by engraving on copper plate and wate...
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1950s Italian Vintage Globes

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Brass

19th Century Large Globe for Brussels National Institute of Geography, c.1890
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century Victorian large globe, painted black, previously used for educational purposes, with just the outline of continents and countries highlighted in red. Made by The...
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20th Century Belgian Globes

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Iron

Tellus Globe, Prussian Blue and Sycamore
Located in London, GB
This striking piece features a 50cm diameter globe elevated on a sycamore dusk veneered stand with caps, brace detailing and a highly polished base in aluminium brass. The globe rest...
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2010s British Globes

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Aluminum

Globe Mid Century 1950s Atomic Design
Located in New York, NY
1950s mid century Reference Globe by Replogle Rare 10 inch size. Actual Globe is 10 inch not including stand. Slightly smaller than average globes makes it ideal for desk top or shel...
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Mid-20th Century Globes

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Wrought Iron

Terrestrial Globe Weber Constello Chicago End of 19th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Elegant terrestrial globe Weber Costello Co Chicago heights from the end of the 19th century Very elegant small size globe which is unusual and very interesting in a decoration on a...
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Late 19th Century American Napoleon III Antique Globes

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Cast Stone

18th Century Celestial Globe
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Rare 18th century celestial globe (Globus Coelestis) on a stand in mahogany and blackened wood by Anders Akerman, 1759. In 1758, the "Cosmographic Society" was formed in Uppsala, ...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Rococo Antique Globes

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Brass

Pair of Louis Philippe Table Globes by Charles Dien, Paris
Located in Essex, MA
One terrestrial and the other celestial. With bronze chapter ring. Ebonized wood bases. Signed by maker and dated 1844.
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1850s French Louis Philippe Antique Globes

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Wood, Paper

Large and Extremely Rare Terrestrial Globe by Newton
By Newton Globes - Planer & Newton
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A large and extremely rare 24-inch terrestrial globe by Newton Our most magnificent and rare globes were a pair of 24-inch Newton globes. These too were updated in 1852 (terre...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Globes

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Mahogany

Globe, J.Felkl, before 1880
By Felkl & Zoon
Located in Praha, CZ
German language.
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Late 19th Century Austrian Belle Époque Antique Globes

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Wood, Paper

Vintage Classica Lighted French Style World Globe
By G. F. Cram Company
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Vintage Glassica lighted French style world globe on a walnut base by George F. Cram.
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20th Century American Globes

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Walnut

Table Globe, James Wyld, London
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A terrestrial table globe, James Wyld, London. Supported by a turned mahogany stand with three legs, England, mid-18th century. Original untouched condition, patina consistent wit...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Globes

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Wood

Large Pyrite Sphere
Located in New York, NY
Pyrite mineral sphere. Hand carved. 6". Unique Pyrite piece from Peru.
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21st Century and Contemporary Globes

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Pyrite

Vintage Library Terrestrial Globe Designed by Vallardi Milan, Early 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe designed and engraved by A. Minelli and published in the early 1950s by Antonio Vallardi Editore Milano. Original base of turned wood with meridian circle of engrav...
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1950s Italian Vintage Globes

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Plaster, Wood

German Political Globe JRO Multi-Globus
By JRO-Verlag 1
Located in Vienna, AT
German Globe circa 1960 printed by JRO Globus Munchen, Bauhaus style Fitted with E27 socket from the 1960s.   
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1960s German Bauhaus Vintage Globes

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Glass, Wood

Brass Armillary Sundial Sphere Brass Globe Bookends on Green Marble
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of vintage brass armillary sundial bookends on antique verde Italian marble. The globes turn and the brass holding piece is marked with roman numerals. Beautiful brass armillar...
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Mid-20th Century Asian Art Deco Globes

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Marble, Brass

American Art Deco 'Pre-WWII' Globe of the World with an Internal Light
Located in New York, NY
American Art Deco (Pre-WWII) globe of the world with an internal light resting in an ebonized wood Stand (made by Replogle Globes, INC, Chicago, IL).
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20th Century American Art Deco Globes

Antique Rand McNally Terrestrial Globe, Glass, Light Up, Unusual Bronze Base
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Rand McNally terrestrial globe, glass, light up, unusual bronze decorative base. Glass world globe in great original condition, stylized neoclassical heavy cast bronze base w...
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1930s American Neoclassical Revival Vintage Globes

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Bronze

Antique 19th Century French Marble Figural Globe Clock by Vincenti et Cie
Located in Dublin, IE
A magnificent & most unusual French marble figural globe clock, the spherical shaped case forming the dial with applied Roman numerals, and arrow hands supported by three dancing put...
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Globes

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Marble, Ormolu

Large 1940s A.J. Nystrom Aviation Military Training Rotating World Globe USA
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Large lacquer over aluminum rotating and swivel aviation military training globe on an aluminum base, strong steel construction circa 1940 manufactured in Chicago Illinois. These wer...
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1940s American Vintage Globes

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Illuminated Replogle Globe on Teak Stand
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage globe turns on its axis as mounted on a vintage teak stand. Complete with casters and interior illumination this vintage Replogle comprehensive globe features ...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Teak

Large Terrestrial and Celestial Globe with Astrological Signs, Circa 1970
Located in Plainview, NY
An exquisite late 20th century vintage large terrestrial and celestial globe with astrological signs displaying magnificent details made of mahogany wood and papier-mache and standin...
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Late 20th Century American American Classical Globes

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Mahogany, Paper

1920s Terrestrial Antique Library Globe Edited Columbus by Prof. Ernst Friedrich
Located in Milan, IT
Terrestrial globe edited by Columbus, by prof. Ernst Friedrich, 1920s. Very good condition. Measures: Height cm 110, inches 43.30, diameter of sphere cm 50, inches 19.68. Establishe...
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Early 20th Century German Globes

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Wood

1984 Jonson Marcius Globe
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Quite beautiful large 24 inch globe in gold leaf with bone inlay by the design team of Gene Jonson and Robert Marcius for Jonson Cornell Ltd from 1984. Swivels on a pivot and the bas...
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1980s American Vintage Globes

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Gold Leaf

Vintage George F. Cram Co. Figural Brass Atlas Illuminated Terrestrial Globe
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This illuminated terrestrial globe was made by the George F. Cram Company of the United States who is well known for the production of initially maps and diversified to include globe...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Globes

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Brass

A Large-Sized Italian Heavily Foxed Velum Covered Globe on Wood Stand, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian 19th century large globe on wooden stand. This velum covered globe is heavily foxed and has nice age to it which makes only the countries on the lower half of the globe vi...
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19th Century Italian Antique Globes

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Wood

Large 1930s Machine Age Industrial Metal World Globe
Located in Las Vegas, NV
20 inch Denoyer Geppert of Chicago military world globe. Made of thick spun metal on a heavy iron stand. Like a chalkboard, this was an educational instrument. Completely original...
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1930s Machine Age Vintage Globes

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Steel

French Art Deco World Globe Light
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A French Art Deco 10” world globe light The globe is in fair condition with a little surface scratching, it has a stepped painted metal base and stands 16” high, the diameter of t...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Globes

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Metal

Pair of Important G.F Cruchley's Table Top Globes
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of 19th century English rare G. F. Cruchley's table top globes. Terrestrial and Celestial in excellent condition
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19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Globes

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Brass

Vintage Reploge Terrestrial World Globe
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-309 vintage world globe with raised surfaces set on a custom walnut wood stepped base, circa 1960.
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1960s Vintage Globes

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Metal

Hand Painted Zodiac Floor Globe
Located in Stamford, CT
Hand painted Zodiac floor globe with turned wooden base. Please note of wear consistent with age including minor wear and cracks to the wood and minor paint loss to the globe itself.
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20th Century Globes

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Wood

1960s Replogle Illuminated Glass Globe on Mahogany Stand
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1960s Replogle (Chicago, IL) globe on stand composed of paper gores over glass with a cast metal meridian. Base is mahogany with brass feet and features a full 360 degree swivel acti...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Globes

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Brass

Tellus Globe, Blue
Located in London, GB
Continuing our collaboration with famed globe makers Bellerby & Co., LINLEY have fashioned the Tellus Globe. This striking piece features a 50cm diameter globe elevated on a dark ...
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2010s British Globes

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Aluminum, Steel

Tellus Globe
Located in London, GB
This striking piece features a 50cm diameter globe elevated on a dark charcoal veneered stand with caps, brace detailing and a highly polished base in nickel. The globe rests on thre...
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2010s British Globes

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Nickel

1920s Library or Classroom Terrestrial World Globe with a Cast Iron Base
Located in New York, NY
Terrestrial globe from the late 1920s. The metal globe is set on a decorative cast iron base, and was likely used in a classroom or library setting. This can be seen at our 2420 Broa...
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1920s American Industrial Vintage Globes

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Iron

Rare Pair of Table Globes by Cary, Each Dated 1816
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A rare pair of 9 inch table globes by Cary, each dated 1816. These globes are by John and William Cary and show the geographical and political borders drawn up following the Congress...
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1810s English Antique Globes

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Brass

Italian Globe with Astrological Signs
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
2-310 Italian globe with astrological signs is a reproduction of a globe originally made in Italy in 1507.
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1970s Vintage Globes

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Hardwood, Paper

Celestial Globe Signed Smith, London, 1820
By Smith & Son
Located in Milan, IT
A celestial globe. Over a tripod-shaped foot that rises with a central element with moved profile, is connected to the brass meridian, which holds at the ends of the globe. The base ...
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1910s British Vintage Globes

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Brass

1843 Antique Terrestrial Globe According to the Knowledge of Giovanni M Cassini
Located in Milan, IT
Rare terrestrial globe made according to the knowledge of Giovanni Maria Cassini (Venice 1745 - Rome 1824) regular cleric of the Padri Somaschi, an order proposed in Venice in 1525 a...
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1840s Italian Antique Globes

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Wood

Monumental Edward Wormley Style Exaggerated Relief Standing World Globe
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Monumental Standing World Globe with Exaggerated Relief. Caged wood stand in the style of Edward Wormley. The globe itself is quite interesting, it depicts continents and sea depth...
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1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Vintage Globes

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Brass

Air Sand Globe
Located in Paris, FR
Globe air sand with structure in solid walnut wood on polished stainless steel base. This globe is made of a polymer and cellulose alloy, antique sand finish, Sphere diameter: 60cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Globes

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Stainless Steel

Ed Wormley of Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Illuminated Globe Light Fixture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Walnut and brass tripod or tri-leg base stand Mid-Century Modern illuminated globe by Ed Wormley.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Brass

Mid-Century Lighted Globe with Stand
Located in New York, NY
Vintage mid-century world globe mounted on a 4-legged wooden stand with interior light (Heirloom Globe by Replogle).
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Globes

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Plastic, Wood

Telescoping Adjustable World Globe by Rand McNally, Chicago
Located in Buffalo, NY
16 inch diameter telescoping adjustable world globe by Rand McNally, Chicago, wonderful color and proportion, adjustable from 52 inches to 76 inches, retains original metal baseball ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Globes

Materials

Metal

Antique 19th Century Miniature French Edition Globe by C. Abel-Klinger
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique French Edition miniature globe. By C. Abel-Klinger. On a turned wooden stand with an uncalibrated brass half meridian. The globe is marked with an integral l...
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19th Century German Neoclassical Antique Globes

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Paper

American Victorian Brass Meridian Globe
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian (circa 1880) globe of the world with a brass meridian and raised on a turned wood pedestal and round base (BAKER, PRATT & CO)
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Globes

Materials

Brass

Set of Five Polished Marble Spheres, Italy, circa 1950s
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Set of five polished marble spheres, Italy, circa 1950s. Each a different stone specimen. Sizes range from 4.5 inches to 5.5 inches. Display individually on stands or as group for a ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Globes

Materials

Marble

Celestial Table Globe by Harris and Son
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A 12 inch celestial table globe by Harris and Son, the horizon ring, with the original papers, set on four turned mahogany legs, the label stating ‘Improved celestial globe, the star...
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1810s English Antique Globes

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Mahogany

Antique, New and Vintage Globes

Antique and vintage globes can prove unique and interesting accents to your living space, whether on their own as provocative conversation pieces or part of a small collection dotting the shelves where your sculptures and other decorative objects live.

Globes are among the most ancient of scientific instruments. During the Age of Exploration, they were vital for navigation, bringing sailors home after perilous journeys on different trade routes. Globes didn’t just detail continental formations, they might also show astronomical positions — adventurous seafarers of the day would rely on stars’ positions in traveling the great waters ahead of them. Antique globes offer a glimpse into specific time periods and how peoples of the past navigated the world around them. These were tools that identified a region’s borders, the names of countries, territories and more as the Earth’s geography was once known or imagined. As information about a place became available to geographers over time, globes became more accurate.

Not all globes depict the Earth and its countries, landmasses and bodies of water. The models that do are known as terrestrial globes, while globes that detail the position of the stars and other heavenly bodies are called celestial globes.

Quite surprisingly, the construction of globes remains relatively unchanged from the 16th century. The base starts as two papier-mâché hemispheres, which have a wooden support pillar attached via the north and south poles. The hemispheres are joined with glue or sewn with string and are subsequently topped with more paper or even thin fabric. Lastly, the globe is covered with plaster, ready for the design to be pasted on top.

Perhaps even more surprising is that the decorative function of globes has not changed much since the 16th century. They’ve been given as gifts for hundreds of years, as globes have always been beautiful objects whether they’re in your home office or your living room, lining your mantel alongside other globes of different sizes. Recent globe designs offer modern variations in style and features, such as interior lighting, automatic rotation and more.

Today, vintage trunks and luggage have reappeared as furniture or decorative home accents in a bedroom or foyer. This likely owes to wanderlust, nostalgia and a shared love of good design. Decorating with globes is similarly rooted in the allure of travel and a penchant for the stylish finishing touch that collectibles bring to our homes. Antique globes add welcome doses of color and contrast to a house or apartment’s neutral corners, their sea blues and algae greens popping against reclaimed wood interiors or stone fireplaces.

On 1stDibs, you can find a collection of authentic antique and vintage globes including mid-century modernGeorgianArt Deco editions and more.