This product is no longer stocked and therefore cannot be purchased until further notice.
The Duplex map.
The political map (switched off) shows the countries in different colours and the main rail-, air- and sea- ways.
The physical map (switched on) shows the mountains, the valleys, the plains, the sea-depths and streams in different colours. The terrestrial relief is rendered by a play of shadows.
Columbus doesn't just print their globes; they strive to create an incredibly deep, flawless shine. It all starts in their state-of-the-art 'clean printing room', where their craftsmen work just with superior acrylic sheets. Bringing in all kind of papers is strictly forbidden, because it would bring in fine paper dust particles which could later be attracted in the printing process. Printing up to 24 successive layers of colors, there's a curing process between each layer, along with an inspection and careful cleaning. Once the printing is complete, a high gloss clear coat layer is applied over the entire map, then it is sent back for inspection to our cartographic department.
Unmistakable COLUMBUS cartography: Splendour of Elegance.
This globe integrates the last geopolitical evolutions.
The map is inside an injected high strength plexiglas sphere; it is practically unbreakable and unscratchable. It will keep its gleaming aspect for many decades.