Paul Räth (1881-1929) was an author and publisher, founding a company specialized in educational aids in Leipzig, Germany in 1917. From the start, the company’s products included the manufacture of globes, which continued for at least 80 years. They produced a variety of kinds of globes including political and physical globes, relief globes, celestial globes, lunar globes, and tellurians.
Cartouche: Demonstrationsmodell/ “HORIZONT-und ÄQUATORSYSTEM”/ (Himmelsglobus)/ Herausgeber: Erich Bartel, Apolda/Thür./ Verlag: Paul Räth Nachf. K.G. Leipzig/ Druck: VEB Hermann Haack Gotha/ Nr. 277/64/ Druckereilizenz Nr. k 4/57. [Demonstration Model/ Horizon and Equator System/ (Celestial Globe)/ Editor: Erich Bartel, Apolda/Thuringia/ Publisher: Paul Räth Successor K.G. Leipzig/ Printing: VEB Hermann Haack Gotha/ Nr. 277/64/ Pressmen Nr. k4/57.]
Condition: Globe very good with the usual overall light toning, handling, wear and very minor abrasions. Stand very good with the usual wear.
Allmayer-Beck, Peter E., ed. Modelle der Welt: Erd-und Himmelsgloben — Kulturerbe aus oesterreichischen Sammlungen. [Models Of The World: Terrestrial And Celestial Globes — Cultural Inheritance from Austrian Collections. Vienna: Bibliophile Edition/Christian Brandstaetter Verlagsgesellschaft, 1997. pp. 214-215, 298, 384.