The globe was manufactured by Reimer, and modelled by Rudolf Dietz after sketches by Heinrich Eduard von Lade (1817-1904), a German businessman who retired on his fortune at the age of 44 and devoted the rest of his life to various avocations, including the establishment of an institute of fruit breeding and wine culture on his private estate at Geisenheim.
Rudolf Dietz, who modeled the relief portion of the globe, was a teacher in Germany best known for his popular books of dialect poems. In his spare time he was also a skilled amateur handicraftsman, photographer and successful school book author. He spent most of his life in Wiesbaden.
Dietrich Reimer (1818-1899) was a prolific manufacturer of terrestrial globes in the latter part of the nineteenth century, following the firm’s purchase of the Adami company in 1874. Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is another notable name that often appears on Reimer globes.
Cartouche: RELIEF MOND-GLOBUS/ entworfen von/ Eduard V. Lade./ Modellirt von Rud. Dietz/ Mass Stass 1:10,000,000 Gebirge 10 fach überhöht/ DIETRICH REIMER/ (ERNST VOHSEN)/ Berlin, 1899.
Condition: Generally very good overall, uniformly toned, few minor abrasions professionally restored.
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“Eduard von Lade.” Rheingau-Chronik.de. 2002. http://www.stefanbaldi.de/rheingau-chronik.de/Menschen/Personen/Eduard%20von%20Lade.php (29 October 2002).
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“Rudolf Dietz blieb in guter Erinnerung.” [“In memory of Rudolf Dietz.”] Nastaetter Oktobermarkt, Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung vom. 24 October 1990. http://www.loreley.de/vgnastaetten/nastaetten/rudolf_dietz.htm (29 October 2002).