The Columbus Dresden Illuminated World Globe 16 Inch leaves a lasting impression with its timeless, "Old World" style! The 16 inch sphere reaches 20 tall on its brass base. The semi-meridian that frames the world globe holds it at a 23.5 degree angle and features a time dial at its northern apex. The beautiful stand, with its minimal style and thin composition, carries the globe with a feeling of weightlessness. The Dresden showcases Columbus' brand new Imperial map. The antique style map features all sorts of nostalgic cartographic flourishes like elaborate compass roses and cartouches, along with drawings of sailboats and mythic sea monsters. Still, despite the classic flourishes of the map, it contains completely current geography. The parchment-colored continents complement the blue ocean hue and can be further inspected by the brass and wood Magnifying Glass that comes with every model in its very own case!
The model's delicate design is packed to the brim with place names and political country divisions, along with cartographic details like rivers and major lakes that bisect the landmasses. Illuminate the sphere and watch as the world globe's light fills up the room with warm color and brilliant cartography. The Columbus Dresden Illuminated Desktop Globe 16 Inch is newest entry in the esteemed line, and captivates with its fresh style and antique flavor. The detailed cartography is presented gorgeously in an artistic fashion. With its sumptuous style and exquisite map, the Dresden is simply irresistible.
I'm a big map collector. I thought it would be cool to buy a nice globe, just as a change of pace. I did a fair amount of research and stumbled upon Columbus. I liked the Dresden because of it's beautiful antique styled world map. Perfect complement to my classic map collection! I like that it also comes with a magnifying glass.