The Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe is a large, exquisitely designed model. The vintage styled globe is supported by the high gloss brass base and the thin semi-meridian. The disk shaped stand shows off this extraordinary globe in an elegant, classic style. 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. Turning on the illuminated globe's internal light brings out some aspects of a physical map on the sphere's surface. Then, subtle shading of Earth's mountain ranges, ridges, valleys and depth of the ocean floor appears on map, giving the already beautiful ROYAL map additional character.
Despite the nostalgic style, this political map is entirely current, showcasing an abundance of accurate and contemporary 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 experience at the manufacturer contributes to the Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe's exhilarating combination of current and classic styles.
I got this for my home. People can't help but look at it--its a great conversation starter.
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.