COLUMBUS 'Scholar' 4.3 inch terrestrial globe, circa 1964

The Columbus company was founded in Berlin in 1909 by Paul Oestergaard. After WWII, the company relocated to Stuttgart where it is still producing globes today. Columbus is highly regarded among collectors for the quality, detail, innovative design and variety of its globes.

 This is a very fine and petite desk globe in outstanding original condition. Despite its diminutive size, this 'scholars' model, printed in English, displays the high quality and attention to detail which made the company famous. It can be dated to circa 1964 as Tanzania and Southern Rhodesia are both shown (from 1964 and until 1965 repectively). It is shown alongside its 13 inch sibling (also 1964) in the last photograph.

The globe is constructed from a pasteboard sphere with 12 hand applied paper gores and polar calottes. It is mounted on a turned beech wood base and graduated aluminium half-meridian with aluminium pin bearings.

The map has been carefully cleaned and is in excellent condition with bright colours and minimal marking. The meridian has been cleaned and the base cleaned and polished; both are also in excellent condition.

Diameter 4.3 inches (110mm); base diameter 83mm; overall height 195mm. Weight 180g

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