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The Columbus Ulm Illuminated Desktop Globe is an elegant model. The antique styled globe is complimented by the high gloss brass stand and half-meridian. The thin disk shaped base shows off this magnificent world globe with its sophisticated quality. The map is hand applied to the acrylic 13 inch sphere, by Columbus own skilled craftspeople. The whole model stands 17 inches tall with the base included. The Ulm globe features Columbus' ROYAL map. Drawing from a classic tradition, its parchment type color scheme is ageless. When the light is off, the political map displays the different soft hues of the planet's nations against the Earth-toned ocean color, but by illuminating the globe, parts of a physical map becomes subtly visible on the sphere's surface. Suddenly, the shading of Earth's mountain ranges, ridges, valleys and depth of the ocean floor become faintly apparent, giving the already gorgeous ROYAL map additional texture.
The political map is completely up to date despite its antique aesthetic, featuring a wealth of accurate and current geographical information. Along with the place names, printed in a delicately lettered black font, the ocean's water currents and shipping lanes are also labelled on the desktop globe. Admire the endless supply of cartographical wonder contained in this meticulously designed Columbus Ulm Illuminated Desktop Globe!
I chose this model because of its antique style. I love turning the light on at night and the way it fills up the room with its illumination. Thanks for the smooth transaction, Dura Globes.
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.