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The Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe - 16 Inch with Swarovski is an exquisitely designed model. The antique styled globe is supported by the high gloss brass base and narrow semi-meridian. The disk shaped stand shows off the 16 inch globe in an elegant, classic style, reaching 20 inches tall total. The Vienna globe features Columbus’ signature ROYAL map. Coming from an old tradition, the parchment colored oceans are timeless and unforgettable. When the light is off, the political map exhibits the various tasteful colors of the planet’s countries and contemporary cartography. Turning on the illuminated globe’s internal light brings out elements of a physical map. With light the shading of Earth’s mountain ranges, ridges, valleys and depth of the ocean floor become visible subtly on the map, giving the ROYAL map additional character.
The world globe shows off Swarovski's extraordinary Zirconia, which are hand applied to Columbus' map, representing most country capitals along with the earth's major cities. The startling beauty of the golden-hued Zirconia comes alive with the globe's illumination and twinkles with light. Each Zirconia was crafted by Swarovski in Austria to live up to the exacting standards of the Gemological Institute of America. The Zirconia are all laser engraved with Swarovski's seal of authenticity that is invisible unless inspected with a Starscope, in which case the company's unique eight-point star pattern becomes evident.
Despite the nostalgic style, this political map is entirely current, showcasing an abundance of accurate geographical information. There is a seemingly infinite supply of cartographical splendor contained in this finely designed Columbus globe. The ROYAL map is hand applied to the acrylic sphere by Columbus’ own skilled craftsmen. Over a centuries worth of the manufacturer's globe making experience contributes to the Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe - 16 Inch with Swarovski is exhilarating combination of current and classic styles.
This world globe is amazing. The Swarovski gems are beautiful, and come alive when the internal light turns on. Very happy with this purchase and it has drawn a lot of "oo's" and "ahh's" since I've had it in my house!
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.