Replogle 6-inch Surprise Globe, Terrestrial with Black Oceans Opening to Celestial Maps of Northern and Southern Skies

This desk globe was produced in the mid-1950s by Replogle Globes of Chicago, Gustav Brueckmann was the cartographer. About 8 1/2-in. high and 6-inches in diameter. It is a really interesting idea with the terrestrial maps in color and the oceans black and hinged at the equator which opens to celestial maps of the northern and southern skies in the respective halves.  It is made of painted tin and mounted to a tin hemisphere base.  The cartouche states in part: 6 Inch  Surprise Globe Published by Replogle Globes Inc. The globe is in very good condition with no dents and other than normal wear the only two small issues, a small spot of paint missing in the Southern sky near Lepus and is shown in the closeup photo. It appears a drop of something softened the paint.  We have not attempted any clean up. The other, also shown in a closeup photo, is a circle drawn around Maine and Nova Scotia.  A really nice example of a rather uncommon globe. (AHAV 79 06-15-17)

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