The immense Columbus Zurich Illuminated Floor Globe impresses with its tall size and high quality craftsmanship. Being one of the most commanding models in the esteemed collection, it stands at a grandiose 53 inches, while supporting a 20 inch diameter sphere. The world globe is hand-blown, which takes masterful craftsmanship at such a large size. The map is then hand cut and applied to the sphere in a meticulous and exacting manner. This magnificent and detailed globe stands upon a thick, rich mahogany pedestal stand. A shining brass half-meridian frames the sphere, featuring latitudinal calibrations.
The Zurich features Columbus' DUO technology, which shows aspects of two different maps are displayed depending on whether the unit is lit or not. With the internal light bulb off, a beautiful and detailed political map is displayed. Illuminate this floor globe and watch its surface take on subtle new qualities. Now parts of physical map of earth becomes visible on the sphere, with the shading showing the Earth's massive mountain ranges and the varied depths of the ocean floor. The map's color scheme changes from pastel to warm, natural tones with the illumination. The Columbus Zurich Illuminated Floor Globe is an impressive, grandiose model. For those who are looking for a towering world globe that thrills with its bravado along with its tasteful design, this Columbus unit is for you.
We got this globe because we wanted something truly special. The glass globe makes it even brighter when it is lit up. It fits in snugly with our home decor, couldn't be happier.
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.