The Columbus Cologne Duo Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch is a handsome decorative accent. The 16 inch sphere is held 36 inches high by the glossy black wooden cradle. The four legs of the floor stand hold up a horizontal ring that is gimbal mounted to the steel meridian. Latitudinal degree markings adorn the full meridian, which can be swiveled up and down to present the globe at the ideal angle to the viewer. The silver meridian matched with the black base makes the Cologne an attractive addition to the home or office decor.
This Columbus model showcases the innovative Duo map. Transforming from a political map to a physical one with light, the Duo has the best of both worlds. When not lit, contemporary place names, political divisions, shipping lane routes and water current directions are displayed on the floor globe. With light, the planet's relief becomes subtly apparent on the sphere's surface, with the earth's physical attributes becoming visible on the ocean and continents through three dimensional shading. The Columbus Cologne Duo Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch, with the combination of its contemporary map matched with timeless style makes it an essential model for the home or office. With its sturdy wooden base and startling vividness of the illuminated globe, the Cologne is sure to impress people for a lifetime to come with its cartographical value.
The Cologne is really impressive in real life. The black wooden cradle is a sturdy and pretty complement to the stylish blue ocean globe.