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Girard Barrere et Thomas Illuminated Terrestrial Globe, Paris c.1950

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A 1950s French terrestrial globe showing the geopolitical borders of the period. Gentle illumination and a lovely old-world appearance.

The globe is made of glass with the paper map meticulously laid over it. A low wattage lamp sits inside, attached to the stepped aluminium base. Spring clips hold the terrestrial globe in place. A ball bearing rotating plate completes the base so that the globe can be spun 360 degrees.

Maker Girard Barrere et Thomas, Paris.
Condition Very good. A few spots missing from the paper map here and there. Slight discoloration to paper. Glass globe in excellent condition. Base in very good used condition - rotation is not the smoothest but this is not problematic. Overall wear commensurate with use.

Has been rewired recently. In-line switch and 2 metres of cord with Australian plug.
Diameter of globe 30 cm
Height overall 36 cm