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Handmade World Globes from Germany

We are the exclusive importer of the German made Columbus globes in America. These stunning models are world famous for their hand crafted construction and impeccable design. Columbus has been hand making globes for over 100 years, and the company is still owned by the original Oestergaard family, which founded the company over a century ago. All Columbus world globes are manufactured in Germany and many of them are hand-crafted by trained artisans. They remain the only company on earth that still uses traditional glassblowing techniques to make exquisite glass globes. The meticulous attention to detail and forward thinking design means that these artistic world globes are built to last a lifetime to come. When you buy Columbus globes, you are buying quality.

The Columbus brand is the absolute top of the line in the globe industry. These beauties strike a remarkable balance between traditional artisan manufacturing and innovative engineering. Columbus, for example, was the first to invent maps that transform with light, and remain at the cutting edge of the industry to this day. As wholesale distributors of Columbus, we offer the finest world globes in the manufacturer’s line at unbeatable prices. Enjoy free shipping on all orders inside the continental United States. From our Mini globes all the way up to our Magnum globes, we offer a diverse range of items and price points to suit your specific needs. If for some reason you cannot find the world globe that you are looking for, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our expert staff. Otherwise, enjoy exploring our vast collection of breathtaking German-engineered Columbus globes!

FROM THE BLOG

  • 4 Must See Handcrafted Mini Globes

    Mini Globes Despite their small size, the Columbus Mini World Globes make a large impression. The spheres are 4.7 inches in diameter and framed by a thin, stainless steel meridian. There are four world globes available at this size. Their difference comes down to their map. There are globes with a blue ocean physical map, a blue ocean political k map, beige ocean antique map and a deep blue ocean map. All feature up to date geography. Additionally, this collection o world globes all feature maps that were hand applied to the sphere by Columbus skilled craftspeople, adding to their hand-made charm. Columbus Mini Physical Globe Continue reading →
  • See the Newest Magnum Globe - the Largest Globes in Production

    Magnum Globes The Magnum world globes remain the largest in commercial production. These illuminated beauties can be seen in the offices of major corporations, universities and museums the world over. The Munich globes have a diameter of 26 inches, while the larger Magnum globes have diameters of both 30.5 and 40 inches. All of the Magnum globes feature blue ocean designs and are available in both political and physical maps. These giant globes still feature maps that are hand applied to the sphere by Columbus' skilled artisans. The Magnums previously have sported contemporary designs, with thin stainless steel bases in a wishbone or diagonal shape. With the newest addition to the Magnum line, the 40 inch Imperial model there is finally a world globe of this size that has an antique sensibility. Continue reading →