The graceful design of the Columbus Ulm Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch makes this a quintessential model for the discerning customer. The 13 inch world globe is held 17 inches tall in what appears to be an almost weightless fashion. The thin, minimally styled high gloss brass colored bass is so slight as to almost disappear, letting the beauty of the desktop globe take center stage.
The ROYAL map of the Columbus globe is fashioned in an antique style. The beige colored oceans call to mind classic cartography. The earth tones from the political map thrill with their complementary design. Illuminate the world globe and watch as the political map gets supplemented by some physical details. Over the myriad of place names, shipping lanes and water currents, hints of a relief map take hold.
The amount of care and attention that goes into making each Columbus globe is what makes each model so special. Every Ulm world globe features a ROYAL map that was hand cut and applied to the acrylic ball. Columbus remains one of the only globe manufacturers left in the world to employ skilled craftspeople that can execute a highly exacting process like this. Enjoy the excellent craftsmanship, design and cartography that are embodied in the Columbus Ulm Illuminated Desktop Globe 13 Inch. Whether displayed on a desk, coffee table or bookshelf, this world globe will light up your home or office!
I like the Royal style map, which is why I chose the Ulm. I also like the thin style meridian. Really cool globe, satisfied with my choice.