This listing is for a very rare antique German globe. It is a one of a kind globe custom made by Paul Rath for the North German Lloyd steamship company in Bremen, Germany. It has the company name and logos on the side along with the company slogan and shipping routes. The seller's sister-in-law is a lawyer in New Jersey and she was left this globe in the will of one of her wealthy clients. We do not have any additional provenance. The globe measures approximately 26" inches in diameter and has raised relief built up with some sort of plaster. The only date we can find is 'Scott 1902' printed on one of the areas of Antarctica. It is all in German except for the company name and slogan on the side. This globe was brought to the Antique Roadshow in New Jersey a number of years ago. They gave it an estimated value of $1,500, but said it could sell much higher at auction because it is the only one of its kind. It comes on a three-sided wooden base with 'North German Lloyd Bremen' printed on each side. The globe has a long screw mounted on the bottom that goes into the base. The base piece measures about 16" inches tall and 21" inchess along the bottom of each side. The hole in the top of the base is stripped so the screw doesn't tighten and the globe sits at an angle. The top part of the base is also somewhat loose. The base has cracks and is missing a few small trim pieces, and the printing is worn off on one side. There is moderate damage to the raised relief on the globe itself; some sections are missing and some are quite delicate. We will be as careful as possible when packing for shipment, but some additional raised relief loss may take place during packing and/or transport. Please see the photos below and contact us with any questions before bidding. We have a low opening bid price, so don't miss your chance to win this rare collectible!
The shipping cost shown is ONLY AN ESTIMATE. The globe and base will ship in 2 separate boxes. The globe is too large to ship internationally with the US Postal Service, so would have to go with UPS which is very expensive. Please email with your zip code or country for a more accurate shipping estimate.
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