The large and stately Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe 16 Inch impresses with its breathtaking design and dramatic size! The 16 inch world globe reaches 20 inches high upon its high gloss brass colored base. The sphere is framed by the modern styled half-meridian, which holds it at a 23.5 degree angle and features a time dial at the desktop globe's North Pole.
The Vienna features a beautiful ROYAL map. The antique-ocean political map is enhanced by the multi-hued patchwork of continents. Filled to the brim with place names, shipping lanes, water currents and other cartographic details, the map takes on a few physical qualities when illuminated. With the world globe's vibrant light on, the room becomes filled with the sphere's warm colors.
The acrylic sphere features a map that was manually cut and applied to the desktop globe by skilled artisans. Columbus, which has been around for over a century, has perfected its technique of hand making globes. They remain one of the only manufacturer's that still relies on trained craftspeople to manufacture these stunning illuminated world globes by hand. The Columbus Vienna Illuminated Desktop Globe 16 Inch is a superb model that thrills with its classic style and exquisite follow through. Whether intended for the home or office, this exceptional world globe will never go out of style.
I'm an interior designer that is helping a family with a remodel. My clients wanted to include a world globe in their home office. I showed them Columbus and together we decided on the Vienna. It's a very classically designed, elegant model that looks beautiful in the office. I highly recommend the Vienna.