"Schotte's School and Family Globe," identified as "reworked from the latest and best sources," serves as a quintessential example of a late 19th-century terrestrial table globe. What sets Schotte's globes apart are the use of very vibrant border lines and light blue/white ocean bodies, distinguishing them from those of other manufacturers. As is customary for school globes, the density of place names is relatively low compared toother German globes, promoting a sense of simplicity and elegance. The map of the world is nearly complete, defined mostly just with a hypothetical outline, except for areas of Wilkes, Victoria and Alexander Lands. Certain large countries such as the USA, Australia, Brazil, and China are further divided into political districts. Notably, the state of Oklahoma has yet to be established and is labeled as "Indian" territory. The globe meticulously depicts terrain using hachures, and prominent mountains, along with their heights, are accurately represented. Among the globe's finer details are tiny triangle symbols denoting the location of Giza pyramids in Egypt and a line with dots marking the Great Wall of China.
This globe is estimated to have been produced around 1900, as it depicts the Philippines under U.S. control (post-1898), while Cuba is still portrayed as part of the USA (pre-1902).
Very good condition except for one crack running vertically east of the Philippines and along the equator east of Celebes. Apart from this detail the globe is superbly preserved.
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