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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

  • 5 Stunning Antique Globes from the Globe Museum

    5. Julius Payer's Terrestrial Globe from 1875 This extraordinary world globe, made in 1875, looks as if it could have been made today. The bright sky blue ocean design contrasts with the white landmasses that are outlined in a bold pink hue. The bright color scheme was hand drawn onto this desktop model by the cartographer, Julius Payer. The globe sits on an ornate base, made from multicolored fabric. The German globe is about a foot in diameter, and a couple of inches higher on the base. A standout in Austria's Globe Museum, this unusual globe startles with its contemporary design despite being made in the 19th century. Without place names, the sleek and colorful style of Payer's globe is one of a kind for an antique model. Continue reading →
  • 5 Awesome Maps of Mars

    Mars While we specialize in world globes, sometimes it is good to extend one's gaze into the heavens. Mars has been of particular interest recently, after NASA recently found water on the planet. Last year, The Martian, with Matt Damon highlighted the red planet as well. With the Curiosity Rover getting more and more pics of the planet, we are learning more about it than we ever had. With many planned missions to Mars on the horizon in the next decade or so, it is the next frontier for humanity to conquer as we venture farther and farther into space. Nothing will beat the beauty of our own special world globe here on earth, but Mars is a close second! Ordinance Survey The famous UK mapping agency Ordinace Survey created this beautiful map of Mars with their distinctive class and style. Using data from NASA, see about 3.8 million square miles of Mars surface with this colorful map. Be sure to bring this next time you venture to the red planet to find your way around. Continue reading →