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The Columbus Rothenburg Illuminated Desktop Globe - 16 Inch with Swarovski is a colorful model that showcases the manufacturer’s signature DUO map technology. The map is painstakingly hand applied to the 16 inch acrylic sphere by the highly trained craftspeople at Columbus’ factory in Germany. This desktop globe stands 20 inches tall on its attractive brushed stainless steel base. The Rothenburg features a thin semi-meridian that frames the sphere in a chic, contemporary style. At the illuminated globe’s North Pole, one will find a time dial that gives a breakdown of the planet’s time zone information.
The Columbus globe is ornamented by Swarovski's lavish Zirconia that are hand-placed over most capitals and large metropolitan areas of the political map. The silver Zirconia emanate a sophisticated flair that shines when the model's internal light bulb becomes activated. The Zirconia are exactingly crafted by Swarovski in Austria. Each Zirconia is laser engraved with Swarovski's seal of authenticity that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but whose distinctive eight-point star pattern is visible with a Starscope.
Earth’s geographical wonder is hard to miss on this exemplary piece. The DUO technology displays features from two different maps. When the globe is not illuminated, the brightly shaded political map is displayed. The map changes include attributes of the planet's physical properties with the flip of the light switch. Detailed shading delineates some of the planet’s vast mountain ranges, underwater valleys and other cartographical information with light. Get the best of both map styles with the Columbus Rothenburg Illuminated Desktop Globe - 16 Inch with Swarovski! This world globe, filled to the brim with thousands of accurate place names, is an excellent educational and decorative addition to the home or office. It is hard not to love the Rothenburg, an illuminated celebration of the planet's grandeur!
I cannot get enough of my Rothenburg globe! The Swararovski Zirconia are amazing, and light up when the globe becomes illuminated. This thing is a work of art, and I'm completely happy with my purchase.
All of our Replogle Globes are covered by a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty (starting from the date of purchase) which covers any manufacturer defects in material and craftsmanship, subject to normal use. If you have any question regarding the warranty program, please call our support department at 1(800) 213-4374.