Our price: £ 479.00
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Illuminated globe: yes (external cable)
Audio/Video compatible: yes (See explanations)
Diameter sphere: 21 inch (51 cm)
Overall height: 24 inch (61 cm)
Base in: metal (steel)
Meridian in: metal (steel)
Sphere in: Plexiglas Heavy Duty
Lacquered Sphere: yes (multilayer, shiny)
This globe integrates the last geopolitical evolutions.
This desk globe has a large sphere of 21 in (51cm) of diameter and a circumference of 59 in (1.5 m).
The Duo map is exclusively adjusted by hand.
The map is on an injected high strength plexiglas sphere; it is practically unbreakable and unscratchable.
It will keep its gleaming aspect for many decades.
This world globe exists in: english deutsch français
The Duo map.
The political * map (switched off) shows the various countries of the earth in many matched colours.
The physical * map (switched on) shows the mountains, the plates, the plains and sea-beds.
The impression of relief shown by the illuminated map is really astonishing.
We don't just print our globes; we strive to create an incredibly deep, flawless shine. It all starts in our state-of-the-art 'clean printing room', where our craftsmen work just with superior acrylic sheets. Bringing in all kind of papers is strictly forbidden, because it would bring in fine paper dust particles which could later be attracted in the printing process. Printing up to 24 successive layers of colors, there's a curing process between each layer, along with an inspection and careful cleaning. Once the printing is complete, a high gloss clear coat layer is applied over the entire map, than it is sent back for inspection to our cartographic department.
Unmistakable COLUMBUS cartography: Splendour of Elegance.
Extensive information as
Country datas (population, life expectancy, ...),
National anthems and even a
Quiz (around the world)
can be heared directly on the speaker of the Audio/Video pen, for each country of the world.
And if you have a smartphone or a tablet, you can watch touristic
for each country of the world.
You can purchase the Audio/Video pen from us (see right or here ), or elsewhere, or even not at all (a non talking world globe is also very nice and informative).
Direct Guarantee: 1 year
Established 1909 in Germany, COLUMBUS is the oldest globe manufacturer in the World.
COLUMBUS quickly became and continue to be the World's best-selling line of luxury globes ( Chaplin chose in 1940 the Columbus globe "Die Erde" for his world famous film).
Popular features such as internal illumination (1948), dual-mapping (1955), the Day and Night Globe (1972) were all innovations introduced by Columbus globes.
While being innovators and leaders, Columbus is also focused on preservation of traditional globe manufacturing processes such as the exclusive mouth-blowing of crystal spheres and the hand laminating of cartography.
This desk globe has a large sphere of 21 in (51cm) of diameter and a circumference of 59 in ...
3 last reviews
I am really pleased with this large globe, especially the way the political map when unlit is transformed to a physical map once lit - I leave my curtains open at night so passers-by can see it! Just one negative point is that, when illuminated, the overlap between the component gores appears as a dark line perhaps 2mm across. Would look much better without this but I presume this overlap is necessary for small errors in the production process. by Stuart G. from LL46 2RU Harlech
The globe is excellent, well made and detailed. by Stephen C. from DN1 2TE Doncaster
This was a 50th birthday present and my partner is delighted with it. The difference in what shows when it is lit and not is fascinating. Also when lit it has a beautiful soft glow and looks great as a light source in the lounge. by Kay R. from So53 4nu Eastleigh