The Dresden
16" Old World Style Illuminated Desk Globe from Columbus

The Dresden combines old world style cartography with up-to-date to political information that reflects the current state of the world. Inspired by cartographic work of the 16th and 17th centuries, the globe features a subdued color scheme in warm tones. Softly shaded parchment colored continents contrast beautifully with the light blue ocean hue. Mountain ranges appear hand drawn in the manner they would on a 16th century map and the seas are illustrated with an assortment of old sailing ships, mythic sea monsters and elaborate compass roses.

The globe ball that rests in a modern metal stand and meridian with high gloss brass finish. The antique styling of the globe is combined with current up-to-date geopolitical information. Over 4,400 place names are labeled; accompanying brass and wood magnifying glass allows for closer examination of globe features.  

Each globe is handcrafted in Germany using traditional globe making techniques. Individual map gores are applied to a high quality acrylic sphere by hand with unsurpassed precision.

Diameter: 16"
Height: 20"
Weight: 24 lbs.

ITEM#: CG-254071
PRICE: $459.00

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The Dresden 16" Illuminated Desk Globe by Columbus
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Please note: Image above reflects German language version, actual globe will have English labeling.
Name: The Dresden 16" Illuminated Desk Globe
Globe Type: 16" Political Desk
Globe Ball: Acrylic glass, heavy duty
Base: Metal, brass high gloss finish
Meridian: Metal semi-meridian, high gloss brass finish
Color: Blue ocean - Old World
Illuminated: Yes
Electrical Cord Run: Routed through South Pole
Raised Relief: No
Cartography: Columbus Imperial Series
Special: Features a unique old world style map that is up-to-date politcally. Includes a brass and  wood magnifying glass in its own case.
1-World comment: An excellent hand made desk globe that combines classic style with current cartography and modern globe features.

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