The Columbus Explorer Desktop Globe 12 Inch is a quintessential desktop model. With its timeless color scheme and stable construction, this is a back to basics world globe that will look fresh 20 years from now and will continue to enthrall with its detailed cartography for a long time to come. The 12 inch blue ocean sphere reaches 14 inches tall atop the sturdy metal base and hard plastic half-meridian. The appealing acrylic sphere is enhanced by the straightforward silver design of the desktop model's base. The meridian, which holds the world globe at a 23.5 degree angle, also features latitudinal degree calibrations, which contributes to the model's cartographic splendor.
The Explorer Globe charms with its handsome design and abundance of geographic information. The blue ocean globe features a plethora of place names in addition to the longitude and latitude grid. Shipping lanes and water current directions are shown over the blue ocean. Each country is colored in a soft pastel shade that complements its neighbors on their respective continent. Columbus is known for premium manufacturing, and this desktop globe is an essential example of why the company has such a respected reputation in the industry. For those looking for a solid globe for their home, school or office, that will last for years to come, you cannot go wrong with Columbus Explorer Desktop Globe 12 Inch.