Huge 16″ Celestial Globe by Denoyer Geppert; Dated 1956
This 16 inch Denoyer-Geppert Celestial Globe is a superb example of the mid-century modern design style, combined with outstanding craftsmanship. Majestic in size, bold in design and highlighting the Space Age Era; this magnificent piece is a rarely obtainable Object. The Adler Planetarium of Chicago has the same model (different mount) as part of its collection, received in from Mr. Denoyer and Mr. Geppert personally. It was gift, celebrating the Grand Opening of the museum in 1956. An exceptional opportunity to own the celestial skies as seen in 1956, at the beginning of the Space Race. As world powers raced to conquer the moon and beyond, beautiful mid century modern styled celestial “maps” as this one had been created. This model can be found in museums and institutions including the Globe museum in Vienna, Austria and Cambridge University in the UK. This is a perfect opportunity to not only give someone “the stars” but also obtain a true artifact of the Space Race Era.