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The Columbus Stuttgart Illuminated Glass Desktop Globe is a striking, artisanal work. This model is notable for its gorgeous hand-blown glass globe. A skilled craftsman working at the German company made these crystalline spheres by hand. The glass makes the illumination of the interior light bulb brighter and the detail of the map even clearer. The Stuttgart model sports Columbus' classic DUORAMA map. The opposite of the original DUO technology, the DUORAMA features a physical map of Earth when the world globe's interior light is off. The greens and yellows of the planet's vegetative cover are on vibrant display, along with the detailed 3D shading of the rich, blue colored oceans.
By turning on the light inside the desktop globe, parts of a political map becomes emerge faintly on the model, which showcases the current boundaries of the planet's nations. When the Columbus globe is illuminated, some qualities of the physical map's shading remain visible, but they are further complimented by the the political qualities that emerge subtly. Add this memorable and vivacious celebration of Earth to any tabletop in your home, office or school. Framed in the 20 inch tall brushed stainless steel base and cylindrical semi-meridian, the Columbus Stuttgart Illuminated Glass Desktop Globe is sure to turn heads.
I got this because I love the physical map. It's really stylish and looks even better when its lit up. The glass globe is impressive as well. I like that its handmade.
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.