The Columbus Passau Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch brings the German manufacturer's impressive cartography to an educational tabletop model. The 13 inch world globe is held 15 inches high by the black matte wood base. A stylish semi-meridian holds the sphere at a 23.5 degree angle, mimicking the earth's own tilt. The attractive base shows off the illuminated globe's vast geographical appeal.
The Passau features Columbus' DUO map design, which is vacuum-formed to the acrylic sphere. When the desktop globe's light is off a political map is displayed. The country divisions on the continents are enhanced by the model's complementary color scheme of pastel shades. Contemporary place names are laid over the multi-hued patchwork of countries, which contrasts with the rich blue ocean hue. Flip on the illuminated globe's light and watch as the model takes on the some qualities of a physical map. The natural hues of the earth's landmasses and oceans, along with its relief, become faintly apparent on the sphere's surface.
Bring the magic of the manufacturer's exceptional globe making and cartography to a tabletop in your home, office or classroom with the Columbus Passau Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch. With exceptional style, this world globe is destined to inspire a love of geography in both young and old alike!
We wanted a model with some educational merit for our kids at home. This globe features a great design and also has very detailed geography too. Pleased with this model.