The minimal design of the Columbus Prien Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch shows off the stunning cartography. The 16 inch acrylic sphere stands 47 inches on the stainless steel pedestal floor stand. Atop the thin, tubular base is a half meridian, which carries the sphere at a 23.5 degree angle and features a time dial.
The stand's slender frame lets the beauty of the DUO map take center stage. When the Prien world globe is not illuminated, a political map is shown. The map's countries are shaded in complementary pale pastel tones that are set against the blue ocean hue. Flip on the illuminated globe's light switch and watch as the political map takes on aspects of a physical one! The planet's uneven relief and naturalistic colors subtly take shape on the sphere with light.
The beautiful map was hand cut and applied to the floor globe by Columbus' skilled artisans. The individual attention that each model receives from Columbus' craftspeople is what makes each globe special. The Columbus Prien Illuminated Floor Globe 16 Inch is an impressive offering from the venerable manufacturer. Place this modern styled floor globe in your home or office to add a decorative flourish to the room's decor that will thrill for a lifetime to come with its beautiful design and brilliant cartography.
I chose this world globe because of it's great modern style and affordable price tag. The world globe looks great in my home.