A World – Traffic – Globe from Globe manufacturer Columbus on a wooden “ebonized” base. Published by Erven J Bijleveld. Circa 1930 and has a diameter of 50 cm. Height is 107 cm. The Cartouch gives: Wereld – Verkeers – Globedoor Prof. Dr. Ernst Friedrich / Nederlandsche bewerking van R.E. Kaltofen / Leeraar Rijks H.B.S., Utrecht / uitgave Erven J. Bijleveld, Utrecht / Columbus Verlag G.M.b.H. / Berlin-Lichterfelde. Schaal 1 ; 26.600.000.
An identical globe is described in the book: “Berliner Globenhersteller, 1790 – 1970 by René Lehmann”.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.