Miniature terrestrial globe with a diameter of 12 cm. held in a wooden stand. The total height measuring 22 cm. Consisting of 12 paper gores and 2 polar caps, the countries are coloured in different bright colours, the seas in a pale green shade. Published mid-20th century by Paul Räth with all names printed in Czech language. This ‘Political Globe’ was printed in the time of the German Democratic Republic and shows various political characteristics of the world view during the Cold War. (Very slight wear at some places.)
Leipzig, Paul Räth
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Since 2004 we are established as Boekhandel en Antiquariaat De Roo in a number of shop-premises in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. Our offer is specialized in old and rare books from before 1800 and since 2018 we also sell antique globes. Most of the books concern theology, church history and history but also related subjects like atlases and handcoloured works. Beside this we deal in new books and second-hand books concerning the same matters in our store and webshop. In 2010 we started to sell by auction on an annual base, about 500 lots covering the area of old and rare books from before 1800, most concerning theology, church history and related subjects. Quality and completeness are valued high.