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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

  • 10 Must See Modernist World Globes for the Home

    Columbus Globes Columbus, having been making world globes for over 100 years, lived through the modernist era into the postmodern one. Some of their models, like the iconic Osnabruck, have featured the same design since the 1950's -- with only the cartography and geography being updated to stay with the times. For lovers of mid-century modern design, yet who want a geographical tool that is current with modern day politics, Columbus makes appealing world globes that fit many different types of home decor. World globes are the secret weapon for interior designers, the perfect complement to a room's style, to give the final flourish the space needs. Here are 10 must see modernist world globes that are perfect items to be displayed at home. Continue reading →
  • 10 Antique Maps of San Francisco That Will Take Your Breath Away

    San Francisco, California The boom-bust dynamics of San Francisco has been on vibrant display since the dawn of the city's history. From the Gold Rush of the 19th century to the dotcom boom of the late 20th century to the recent start-up craze, San Francisco has always been a haven for entrepreneurs and fortune seekers. Situated on the west coast of the United States, the city lies at the edge of the American frontier and has often been a destination for those trying to expand a new idea into a company, along with those attracted to the alternative lifestyle and lase-fair cultural values it holds. In San Francisco's wild west days, the metropolis was mostly populated by men (miners left their wives behind at home to set out for gold), which meant that the city was largely lawless. Thus, SF's eccentric reputation came to be solidified. One of the defining moments of the city's history was the devastating 1906 earthquake, which demolished much of the city and allowed an influx of cutting edge architects to come in and rebuild the city. To help understand why the city by the bay is one of the world's most unique cities on the world globe, here are 10 beautiful antique maps of the San Francisco. The First Ever Known Map of San Francisco, from 1772 and by Juan Crespie Continue reading →