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Columbus Großglobus für Staats- und Wirtschaftsführer

  • Erdglobus
  • Paul Ludwig Troost (Entwurf); Columbus-Verlag G.m.b.H.; Paul Oestergaard (Herstellung); Oswald Winkel (Geograf)
  • Berlin (Stadt)
  • um 1936

Picture of the world

Under Hitler, similar globes to this one stood in government buildings and other places. The world map it displays was specially redrawn to show not only countries and oceans, cities, rivers and mountains but also what links them: shipping, cable and aviation routes, and radio stations. The former German colonies are marked as such. Between 1935 and 1938 Columbus publishing house made around 100 of these globes in different versions based on designs by Paul Ludwig Troost. This globe probably came from the Haus des deutschen Handwerks (German Craft Centre) in Berlin.

Detailed information

Object type
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Paul Ludwig Troost (Entwurf); Columbus-Verlag G.m.b.H.; Paul Oestergaard (Herstellung); Oswald Winkel (Geograf)
Period Produced
um 1936
Exhibition Format
Holz; Aluminium; Messing und Papier; handwerklich verarbeitet
handwerkliche Fertigung
Höhe: 130 cm; Durchmesser: 133 cm
100 kg
Places / Cultures
Berlin (Stadt)
SSB Topography, SSB Globes
Exhibition Location
Exhibition & Module
H01 Highlights / SSB01 BERLIN GLOBAL / SSB01 07 War / SSB01 07 Columbus Globe
Persons / Corporate bodies
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
Inventory Number
II 60/215 i
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