The Columbus Sigmaringen Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch houses the DUORAMA map in a chic stainless steel base. The 13 inch desktop globe is held 17 inches high by its metallic stand. The flat and narrow half-meridian holds the blue ocean world globe at a 23.5 degree angle. At the models' North Pole, where the meridian meets the sphere, there is a time dial that corresponds to the latitude and longitude grid.
The DUORAMA map of the Sigmaringen offers an abundance of cartographic information. With the world globe's light off, the organic colors of the planet's landmasses and oceans are showcased. When the world globe becomes illuminated, some properties of a political map become faintly apparent over the relief. Furthermore, the warm hues of the map radiate into the room when the model is lit.
Despite the modern flair of the desktop globe's DUORAMA map, the model was constructed by hand. The map was cut and laid on the sphere by hand. Skilled artisans, in a very intensive and time consuming process, made the Columbus globe come to life. Bask in the expert German engineering and artisanal craftsmanship of the Columbus Sigmaringen Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch.This sleekly designed world globe is destined to enchant for years to come wherever it is displayed in your home and office!
I thought the physical map was the best looking so I got this model with the duorama. It's an attractive model in real life and I always get compliments on my globe.