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New Globes

  • A Brief History of the Globe

    The World Is Not Flat

    Fantasy map of a flat earthWhile everybody now knows that the world is a sphere, it is a relatively recent idea in the history of humanity, along with being a great and hard fought victory for reason. For tens of thousands of years, people generally thought that the earth was flat, having observed the apparent horizontal nature of the ground that they stood on. Still, some inconvenient truths appeared to be incongruous with the flat earth theory. For example, why did the sun rise in the east and set in the west day after day? Why do the stars appear to move in a circular direction around the night sky?

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  • Act Now to Get a Mother's Day Gift

    A Globe for Mother's Day

    cheetasThere's only 7 more days until Mother's Day, so be sure to order a gift for her today to make sure it arrives on time. There are many handmade, artisanal globes in our collection that would delight any mother with their stunning design and brilliant cartography. Don't let another Mother's Day go by without getting Mom something that shows her how special she is to you. No more last minute gifts or cards--consider one of these stunning globes, with their artful construction and geographical splendor, to give to the person who loves you most in the world! Any Mom would go crazy over Columbus Globes, which has been in the industry the longest of any other manufacturer in the world. Over 100 years of craftsmanship and innovation have gone into producing these brilliant world globes, which are built to last a lifetime.

     

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  • 2 Luxurious Must-See New Swarovski Globes

    New Globes

    swaroskieditedWe are gearing up to unveil a whole line of brand new models this year at Columbus Globes. However, before we do that, we wanted to highlight the two newest globes in our collection that you may have missed, as they became available during the hectic holiday season. Last year, Columbus teamed up with the luxury jeweler Swarovski to create two unforgettable world globes. These extravagant desktop globes feature Zirconia stones on their surface that come alive with light, adding to the lavish beauty of the already extraordinary Columbus world globes. Using both the blue ocean Rothenburg and the antique ocean Vienna models as inspirations, these new globes feature the best of what both Columbus and Swarovski have to offer. Enjoy both of these globes when they are blending in with the timeless décor of your home or office, and as night falls, switch on the internal light bulb, and watch as your family and guests are mesmerized with the illuminated beauty of these unforgettable globes. Without further ado, here are the fruits of the memorable collaboration between two titans of luxury products, Columbus and Swarovski.

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  • New Year, New Globes

    The Year End Wrap Up

    Capture21This year was an exciting one for Columbus Globes. Our business in the United States continues to expand. In addition to Columbus' extraordinary line of illuminated desktop and floor globes, we received twelve stunning new models in 2014. From the three new low-priced floor globes including the Bonn, Prien and Potsdam, to the Bremen Duo Alba and two Cologne Floor Globes,to the desktop globes including the Jena, Passau and the Student Marco Polo, there is a large diversity of hot new models to choose from. While classic Columbus models like the Osnabruck or the Frankfurt are still as fresh looking as ever, these brand new world globes have been welcome additions to our selection. We wanted to put a microscope on two of our most popular recent models that arrived in during 2014.

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