The Columbus Cologne Duorama Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch is an extraordinary model that becomes the centerpiece of any room it's displayed in. The world globe, 16 inches in diameter, is held 36 inches tall by the black wooden stand. The base features four legs, which support a horizontal cradle that holds the circular steel meridian. Latitudinal degree calibrations ornament the full meridian, which can be rotated vertical to examine the sphere at the best angle. The black base matched with the silver colored meridian is a handsome combination that thrills with its decorative merit and cartographic wonder.
This floor globe presents Columbus' signature Duorama map. The model presents a physical map when it's not lit that takes on some political aspects when illuminated. The naturalistic colors of the continents and ocean on the sphere feature the physical details of the planet's uneven topography. With light, the planet's political divisions and colors take shape faintly on the world globe's surface, as the contemporary place names become more apparent. The Columbus Cologne Duorama Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch thrills with its intoxicating blend of the contemporary technology of its map with the classic style of the stately base. The geographic abundance of the Cologne model is on brilliant display, when presented in the elegance of the black wooden base.
I got this Cologne globe for my husband. He wanted an illuminated globe so after a lot of research I decided on this one for him. He loves how the map changes with light and the handsome stand.