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Moncasmaia

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Hi,
I'm hoping someone can help me translate a globe that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. I believe it is from the Tokyo museum but am not sure. I would also like to be able to date it but am unable to read the country names.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
-Maia
 

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as long as I can remember.
How long can you remember?
Close ups on Europe and Asian could help. For example does it still show Yugoslavia? Does it use Bombay or Mumbai? Burma or Myanmar? Is the Soviet Union broken up or not? etc.
 

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Looks to be an early Showa (1930s?) globe. I don't know what kind of help you need reading the words on this... I mean, the words are all names of countries that still exist (Japan, England, France, America, Italy, Protugal, Spain, Holland, Belgium, etc.). African continent contains names of countries in Africa, with some variation. If you show Asia, it might help (or Europe, as mdchachi says).

The metal band on the side points to, as you might guess, "Cold Zone", "Temperate Zone", and "Hot Zone".
The company who made it is "Chibunkan". I don't think they are in business anymore.
 

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Thank you. I was hoping that somewhere it might have the manufacturers name, or a date, or something other then of course geographical information.
A friend of mine said the "label" read something about a Tokyo museum, is that not the case?
 

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How long can you remember?
Close ups on Europe and Asian could help. For example does it still show Yugoslavia? Does it use Bombay or Mumbai? Burma or Myanmar? Is the Soviet Union broken up or not? etc.

I thought the close-up of Africa was interesting as I don't recall every seeing it with so few countries delineated. And from what I've been able to tell from the key, most of the countries were still in European control.
 

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Looks to be an early Showa (1930s?) globe. I don't know what kind of help you need reading the words on this... I mean, the words are all names of countries that still exist (Japan, England, France, America, Italy, Protugal, Spain, Holland, Belgium, etc.). African continent contains names of countries in Africa, with some variation. If you show Asia, it might help (or Europe, as mdchachi says).

The metal band on the side points to, as you might guess, "Cold Zone", "Temperate Zone", and "Hot Zone".
The company who made it is "Chibunkan". I don't think they are in business anymore.
Also it would be nice to know (since the color is a little off) which countries are named in the legend.
 

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The countries in the legend are the countries I listed (top to bottom, same order as I wrote them, ending with Belgium). The label says the company name, "Chibunkan", and it lists Tokyo and Kobe (presumably because they had offices in those locations).
 

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There are country names like Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, French Algeria, French Cameroon, French West Africa, French Dahomey, Belgian Congo, Ashanti Protectorate, etc.. Also, the following page says that Chibunkan was a company in the early Showa.

…合資会社地文館、神戸と東京に会社を置いていたと見えるが…、京都大学所蔵近代教育掛図データベースによれば、神戸市山手通五丁目に本社があった会社であり(代表窪田苗美)、昭和初期にいくつかの世界地図を製作・販売していた会社である。


I found the same globe in an auction site. The exhibitor says that there is Manchukuo on the globe, so it must be made in 1930's, as Majestic-san wrote.

満州国の記載が載った、珍しい戦前(昭和初期頃)の地球儀です。
 

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Hi,
I'm hoping someone can help me translate a globe that has been in my family for as long as I can remember. I believe it is from the Tokyo museum but am not sure. I would also like to be able to date it but am unable to read the country names.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!
-Maia
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