Illuminated free-standing globe made of real glass, precious wood fork base, aluminum - meridian graded on one side (rotatable/pivoting), hand-laminated. Since its introduction more than 70 years ago, the DUO has been the symbol of the two-in-one principle: when not illuminated, the map image clearly shows the individual countries, as soon as the lighting is switched on, the complex print makes the physical image additionally visible - with detailed topography and three-dimensional elevations. Elaborately printed in the 120 fine screen process, even the smallest fonts are crystal clear and sharp, right down to details such as train and shipping routes, even cold and warm sea currents. The result: excellent legibility and color fidelity. The steadfast detail: A globe needs a firm hold so that it can unfold its full effect. The standing model rests on a solid precious wood fork base made of stained walnut and rotates in an aluminum meridian graded on one side, which allows the globe to swivel and rotate at the same time.
STANDING GLOBE - COLUMBUS DUO EARTH GLOBE - KARTENWERK DR. KARLHEINZ WAGNER - COLUMBUS VERLAG PAUL OESTERGAARD - GERMANY - AROUND 1960
Kartenwerk Dr. Karlheinz Wagner
Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard
H 120 cm W 70 cm D 50 cm
Large glass sphere covered with printed paper, walnut-veneered wooden frame, aluminum meridian with graduation and aluminum holder, one E27 lamp, textile-coated connection cable.
good original condition
slight traces of wear. Our copy of the impressive "DUO ERDGLOBUS" free-standing globe from the renowned publisher Paul Oestergaard dates from around 1960 and shows some signs of wear. The last 65 years have left slight imperfections in the lamination, the paper looks slightly browned in places. The political structure does not reflect the current status either. Nevertheless, the "Adenauer Standing Globe" - as it was nicknamed - has its charm as an object and the topography has hardly changed since then. The difference between illuminated and non-illuminated is particularly impressive, as the illuminated globe only shows the delicacy of the print.