“Cram’s Imperial World Globe”

By George F. Cram

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$350

Description

World globe, circa 1985, with topographical relief. The globe is held by a four legged walnut finish wooden stand. In fine condition.

Year1985

Item#1318

ConditionF

DESCRIBING A MAP’S CONDITION IS HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE. ART POST USES A RATING SYSTEM COMMON TO MAP DEALERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD:

  • Very Fine (VF) – Map is clean and bright with a strong image.
  • Fine (F) – Map generally has a clean, sharp image. Flaws and repairs are noted.
  • Very Good (VG) – Map has no significant imperfections, though paper quality and margin size may vary. Minor flaws such as wormholes, age toning, or a centerfold separation not affecting the image may be present.
  • Good (G) – Map bears noticeable imperfections but remains in collectible condition. Foxing, a weak map image, and/or a wide centerfold separation are described.

All maps sold by Art Post are in collectable condition.

Size 37" x 16"

RegionWorld

Bio

Following the American Civil War in which he marched with Sherman, George Franklin Cram (1842 - 1928) and his uncle, Rufus Blanchard, founded Blanchard & Cram in Evanston, Illinois. The company manufactured and sold maps and atlases. In 1869, Cram became sole owner, renaming the company the George F. Cram Company.

He sold a wide variety of maps and atlases. His most popular atlas was the Unrivaled Atlas of the World which was printed continuously from the 1880’s until 1952. In 1932, the company expanded into manufacturing world globes. The company remains one of the primary sources for educational globes in the market today.

In 1921, Cram sold the business to one of his largest customers E. A. Peterson of the National Map Company which is still producing quality maps and globes under the Cram banner.