Columbus Schüler globe, Rollglobus, 1942

Diameter 11,5 cm total height 13cm. A miniature paper terrestial globe made up of twelve chromolithographed paper gores and two polar calottes, the equator and prime meridian graduated in degrees, the ecliptic ungraduated, the nations states strongly and variously coloured. Ethiopia labelled Ital. Ostafrika.

The globe rests on a circular mouled bakelite base, the rim inscribed Haardt earthmeter for the Columbus Rolling Globe also in French, Spanish and German. Graduated around the inside of the rim 0-6000 miles through 180 degrees and 0-10000km through the other 180 degrees, further graduated around the base 0-180 degrees, 0-12000 miles and 0-20000 km.

The globe and its bakelite base are in very good shape.

The globe is made by Columbus: Columbus Schüler-Globus, Columbus verlag Paul Oestergaard K-G Berlin Lichtervelde. The presumable date: 3-12-42. This makes it a real 'warglobe' and very collectable. The rollglobus is rare.


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