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Marine star globe, star célestial star finder by Erich Bartel circa 1950

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Marine star globe, star célestial star finder by Erich Bartel circa 1950

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  • Rare celestial globe circa 1960 by Erich Bartel, showing the horizon and the equatorial system, produced in the publishing house of Paul Räth Nachf KG, Leipzig.


    This large globe was also used among other things in naval schools for teaching and training purposes. Erich Bartl (1920-1985) was a German astronomer and founder of the Apolda Observatory.

    Globe diameter 33 cm, 12 segments of paper with 2 hats on cardboard ball, complete meridian with division 4 x 90 °, spherical globe freely mounted in black painted steel sheet, 360 ° horizon, total height 38 cm, good condition, minimal abrasions.

    The publisher Paul Räth, founded in Leipzig in 1917, produced different types and sizes of terrestrial and celestial globes until the early 1990s.

    (See reference "Allmayer-Beck, World Models", Vienna 1997)

  • Century 20th century
    Year 1950
    Condition Good
    Height (cm) 26
    Width (cm) 26
    Depth (cm) 24
    Weigth (in kilo) 5,7
    Diameter (cm) 23
    Metal Aluminum

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