The Columbus Heidelberg Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch is a sleek model from the legendary German manufacturer. The 13 inch globe is held 17 inches tall on its stand. The blue ocean globe is cradled by a stylish high gloss chrome base and semi-meridian. The flat, narrow composition of the world globe's frame gives it a modern, seemingly weightless style.
The Heidelberg features Columbus' signature DUO map technology. With two maps contained in one, the DUO showcases a political map when the light inside the desktop globe is turned off. Flip on the light switch and watch as brilliant illumination bursts forth from the sphere! Suddenly, with light, hints of the planet's relief become visible on the world globe.
The acrylic sphere displays a map that was hand cut by skilled artisans and manually applied to its surface. The highly difficult and tedious process spearheaded by Columbus' expert craftspeople results in a beautiful Columbus globe that will impress with its sturdy construction and sterling cartography for years to come. The tasteful charm of the Columbus Heidelberg Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch is a testament to its German-engineered design. The simple and contemporary style of the world globe maintains a classic sensibility that is sure to endure of years when displayed in your home or office.
I'm a big fan of globes. I stumbled upon Columbus. They make some of the best globes I've seen. I chose the Heidelberg. It's one of my favorites in my collection at this point.