Lot 5
Two 5 1/2 Inch Terrestrial Atlas Globes, Columbus and Ahlén Makers
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Second quarter 20th century, the tallest with gores printed in German, marked "Columbus Erdglobus / Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard," base cast in brass as a figure of a young boy atop an octagonal plinth (18 in.); the second with gores printed in Swedish, marked by "Jordglob, Åhlén & Holm A/B, Stockholm," base figuring Atlas in patinated bronze, mounted on a stepped polished black marble plinth (13 1/2 in.).

Private Collection of an Antiquarian, Charlotte, North Carolina

Some age toning to maps; later screw mount to side of octagonal plinth; some denting to base of both globes; tallest with some small areas of tattering to apex of globe.