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The Columbus Berlin Illuminated Floor Globe, with its stately poise and ornate construction, evokes the elegant globes of yesteryear. This model is styled in the truly classic tradition. When one thinks of a globe, this is the model that leaps to mind. The very large, richly colored sphere is cradled in a handsome, finely carved walnut stand. The elegant cradle, with its smooth texture and natural frame, carries this hand-blown glass globe.
Columbus is known for its gorgeous, hand crafted globes. The Berlin is no exception. The large glass sphere was hand-blown, and the map was manually cut and applied to the sphere as well. A circular gimbal-mounted brass meridian surrounds the globe, featuring latitudinal calibrations. The globe swivels up and down to find the perfect position to be admired. The walnut stand has three curved legs that rest on a wooden base. The legs support a 360 degree wooden ring that cradles the globe and features inlaid mother of pearl script that denotes north, south, east and west, along with the twelve months of year.
Columbus coated this magnificent work of art with the innovative DUO map. When it is not illuminated, this floor globe features a highly detailed political map with vibrant pastel colors to match. Flip on the Berlin's light switch and aspects of a relief map emerge subtly on the sphere of the globe. The blues, greens, yellows and browns of the natural Earth radiate with the world globe's illumination, along with some texture of the planet's surface. This handsome Columbus Berlin Illuminated Floor Globe is a symphony of expert craftsmanship, detailed cartography, technological innovation and a superbly tasteful design.
The Berlin globe, in my opinion, is the quintessential globe. My wife and I picked this out for our home and we couldn't be happier. The wooden cradle is incredibly well crafted and the glass globe is simply exquisite. It looks amazing when its lit up and its a great addition to our home decor.
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.