I've been interested in and collecting Planetaria for about 15 years.
The definition of Planetaria is not crystal clear, some mean planetary models only,
others mean all items related to the demonstration of the celestial world, movable magic lantern slides, transparent star charts or even microphotographs of the planets!

Dont miss the Reference Litterature list at the end of this page!
Ive have been trying to gather everything I could come across about old Planetaria models, pre 1920, and the history of their makers. This is a humble effort to make my finds available to all others interested in the field.

The list and its information is by no means complete, but I hope that in time, and with the help of fellow collectors, it will grow into a useful tool for all of you out there who have an interest in this fascinating field!

All information and pictures used in the list are free for you to use as you please,
but I would be most grateful for a credit when you do so!

All contributions, text and pictures, are most welcome!
You will reach me at Thomas Sandberg
In the Planetaria section listed below you can see some
of my personal collections in the field.
Tellurium By E Schotte. Schottes smallest model?
Tellurium By E Schotte.
Unusal Tellurium By E Schotte.
A ca 1900 Tellurium By Swamström & Rylander.
A 1910 Tellurium By Norstedt.
Chrome and Black!
Tellurium by Felkl. Prauge ca 1870.
Unusal model with small blue carosine lamp instead of plain candle holder.
A 1870 Tellurium By Felkl.
With White Globe Carousine Lamp.
A 1866 Tellurium By Berg.
Early model.
Tellurium by Fr. J. Berg. Stockholm ca 1870.
A Berg tellurium with large globe.
Planetarium By Holbroock Co USA 1850.
Holbrook's School Apparatus Co. Hartford, Connecticut
Planetarium By Ernst Schotte & Co, Berlin 1892.
Decorated ironbase, brass and copper.
A 1896 Planetarium By A Laing.
Complex design.
Relief Globe by Räth 1915
Globe on Atlas base by Heymann
Various globes by the E Schotte firm.
Various globes by the Felkl firm.
Various globes by Ludv J Heymann.
A fancy french made globe.
For the english market.
A Celstial globe by C Adami 1853
Published by the D Reimer Verlag
Shotte´s Universal 40 cm Globus.
On Tripod Stand.
Relief Moon Globe by E Lade 1899
A Large 40 cm Moon Globe 1969
By The USAF Aeronautical Chart & Information Central.
French Clock Globe Statue.
La Terre! Ca 1890.
German Clock Globe by Ludw Jul Heymann. Berlin ca 1905.
Unusal type of clockglobe.
A Lunarium By Schotte
With a lithographed Moonglobe!
Induction Globe by Felkl & Son
American 1875 globe with mechanism!.
Desinged by Ellen Eliza Fitz.
The Empire Clock ca 1905.
Made by Richards Paris
A Cosmographe By Hennard.
Mangs Drehbare Sternkarte. Berlin ca 1900.
A Mechanical Planisphere.
A Movable Planisphere of the Heavens
By Whitall 1871
Planispheres by G Philips. London
Came in various sizes.
A small Planisphere by EA Skinner
Published in 1893
A Transparent Orrery!
Most unusal astronomical curiosa!
Uranias Mirror 1825
32 Hold To Light Cards!
A celestial glass globe
Made in Sweden ca 1880.
Science and Profit In 18th Century London
The Whipple Museum of the History Of Science.
R Porter. 1985
Spheres, Globes & Orreries.
The Whipple Museum of the History Of Science.
Olivia Brown. 1983
Science at The Great Exhibition.
The Whipple Museum of the History Of Science.
J. A. Bennet. 1983
Astronomy and Navigation. Cat 3
The Whipple Museum of the History Of Science.
J. A. Bennet. 1983
En krönika om svenska glober.
Anders Åkerman och hans efterföljare jämte en inventering av historiska glober i Sverige
Stockholm, Almquist & Wiksell, 1968
Rare Globes.
A Cultural-Historical Exposition of Selected Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Made before 1850 - Especialy Connected with Denmark
Kbhvn. 1995
TerrestialL And Celestial Globes
Stevenson, E.L. Yale University Press, 1921.
Reprint1998 Martino Fine Books.
Sphaerae Mundi.
Early Globes At The Stewart Museum
Dahl, E.H. & J-F. Gauvin. Septentrion, 2000
Erde, Sonne, Mond & Sterne
Collections of the History Museum of Frankfurt am Main.
R Glasemann. Verlag W Kramer. 1999
The Universe Unveiled.
Instruments and Images Trough History.
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. 2000
The World In Your Hands
An Exhibition Of Globes And Planetaria.
The Collection of R Schmidt. Christies. 1994
Uhren & Globen
Mathematischer und Physikalischer Salon. Dresden.
Karl M Lipp Verlag. 1993
Globes From The Western World
Elly Dekker & Peter van der Krogt.
Trevor Philip & Sons Ltd. Zwemmer 1993
Modelle Der Welt
Erd und Himmelsgloben
Peter Allmayer-Beck. Wien 1997
Public And Private Science
The King George III Collection.
Oxford Univ Press. 1993
Astronomische Uhren und Welt-Modelle.....
Models made in 18th Century Germany
Oechslin. 1996
Spheres, The Art Of Celestial Mechanic...
Catalouge, ill in colour.
Kugel. A & Van Cleempoel. K. Paris. 2002
Scientific Trade Cards
In The Science Museum Collection
H. R. Calvert. 1971
Globes At Greenwich
A Catalouge of the Globes, etc in the National Maritime Museum.
Elly Dekker. Oxford Univ Press. 1999
Science Preserved
Directory of Scientific Instruments in Collections in the UK and Eire.
Mary Holbroock. HMSO Publ. 1992
The Clockwork Universe
German Clocks and Automata.
Neale Watson Academic Publications. N.Y. 1980
Geared To The Stars
The Evolution Of Planetariums, Orreries...
Henry. C. King. Univ Of Toronto Press.
British Globes up to 1850
A Provisional Inventory
R Dunn & Helen Wallis. London 1999
Globen Aus Urgrossvaters Zeit
Jan Felkl und Seine Zeitgenossen.
Katalog zur Ausstellung in der Österreichichen Nationalbibliothek. 1982