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World Globe, Illuminated Desktop Globe, Physical/Political by Nova Rico, Italy, Vintage

World Globe, Illuminated Desktop Globe, Physical/Political by Nova Rico, Italy, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Vintage Illuminated Globe, Physical / Political World Globe, Italian 
  • Made in Florence, Italy
  • Vintage: 1960's - 1970's (estimated) 
  • Details:  This world globe from Nova Rico is the perfect addition to any home or office.  Featuring a vintage-style physical and political map, this globe is illuminated for an easy-to-read experience or used as accent lighting. Crafted in Italy, this globe would have had a sticker from Nova Rico, however, it's no longer on this piece.  This item will need a very large box to arrive to you safely, please keep that in mind at check-out.  In an office, this globe will add a sophisticated piece of décor.  Great gift for a world traveler, young explorer or teacher!
  • Material:  Plastic
  • Dimensions:  Approx. 18.0 inches Tall, approx. 12 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Good Vintage Condition.  The small round dial at the North Pole is missing a portion, this is called a "time dial" and is used to compare time around the world.   Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All Sales Final.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.   

The Florentine company Nova Rico was founded circa 1954 -1955.   They hired mould makers from the Istituto Geografico Militare to make vacuum forming of maps.  They also started producing globes, masks, anatomical teaching materials and other applications using this unique technique.  In the late 60's some technicians separated from NOVA RICO. After receiving funding by an able financial supporter, they opened a new company called PLASTICOLOR in San Donnino on the outskirts of Florence. Instead of producing topographical maps and globes however, they specialized on the production of 3D display posters and advertising applications of vacuum forming.  We believe Nova Rico went out of business in 2018.

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