The colossal Columbus Magnum Plus Physical Illuminated Floor Globe is the largest commercial globe in production. Made by Columbus, the legendary German family owned company; there is simply no other globe that can compete with the Magnum Plus in size or quality. The model's map was hand cut and hand applied to the enormous 40 inch globe.
Besides the large 40 inch sphere, the entire model stands 68 inches high, when the designed base is included. The stand is made from brushed stainless steel and has a wishbone shape. The curved legs of the stand attach to the globe through a full, 360 degrees cylindrical meridian. The meridian is gimbal-mounted, meaning that the globe can be swiveled up and down for closer inspection. The highly modern base is narrow and unobtrusive, focusing attention to the massive sphere itself.
This Columbus floor globe features the physical map. A vivid relief is on display on the sphere's surface. The deep greens, yellows and browns of the planet's landmasses are showcased on the physical map. The dark blue of the ocean is given texture by 3D shading to represent the uneven underwater ocean floor. There is additional shading on the continents themselves, celebrating the diverse character of Earth's surface. Flip on the world globe's internal light and watch as its stunning cartography fills up the room with beautiful colors.
This mammoth piece of art is a masterwork from Columbus. There is no doubt that the Columbus Magnum Plus Physical Illuminated Floor Globe is the finest achievement from the finest globe maker on the planet. Everything the company has learned in over a century's worth of manufacturing has come to an apex in this brilliant design. Put this globe in a public place: a school museum, corporate office or library to see its powerful allure in action.
We chose the Magnum Plus for our university library. The physical map looks great when its illuminated. Glad we chose this one, thanks for the painless ordering process for this giant globe.
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.