Some people love history and like to carry pieces of it in their everyday life. Others think they make a good conversation piece. Either way, if you are looking to add a dash of panache to your study, check out the Johnston’s Library and School Globe, c. 1850. These two sets of twelve gores were designed by artist W. & A.K. Johnston with brass engravings for the hour dial, and the meridian circle that spot graduated degrees. The globe, with all the detailed etchings, stands 57 1/2 inches tall and 32 inches wide.
The globe depicts the United States’ geographic topology in the year 1849. Apart from its historical significance, the globe also stands for the stunning craftsmanship from the mid-nineteenth century. Grab it for $375,000.