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Forbes Illuminated Large Desk Globe

  • Large 51cm (20") diameter globe

  • Pale blue ocean globe

  • Illuminated ball with Dual mapping

  • Minimalist steel meridian

  • Up-to-date cartography

  • See more product details

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Not made in China
Why is this important?
Cartography that is printed on globes exported from China may show manipulated land borders and island territories that are not recognised by the United Nations and western countries.

We only supply globes with cartography that is printed in Europe or the United States which accurately reflect our world.


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Forbes Illuminated Large Desk Globe

About This Globe

The Forbes large desktop globe is the most visually impressive desktop globe we’ve seen. Showcasing up-to-date cartography and featuring incredible dual mapping. When unlit the pale blue globe shows political mapping, with countries defined by colour. When lit the cartography transforms to show the physical mapping, with an impressive 3D textured mountain effect and rivers that come to life with vibrant detail. The hand laid map, depicts oceans depths in varying shades of blue.

All focus of this truly magnificent 51cm diameter globe will be drawn to the globe ball, as the minimalist design of chromed steel base and meridian helps only to enhance the globes brilliance. This globe is illuminated via a cable and looks fantastic lit up in a moderately dark room. Perfect for evenings in.

This is the largest desk globe that we offer on our website, it would look stunning on its own plinth or table


  • Up-to-date pale blue ocean cartography
  • Cartography designed in Germany
  • Textured mountains ‘effect’ when illuminated
  • Ocean currents and shipping routes

Map Detail

  • Pale Blue Ocean globe
  • Highly detailed map with several thousand place names

Base & Meridian

  • Minimalist steel base
  • Minimalist steel meridian
Additional Information
Ball Colour Blue
Ball Diameter 51cm (20")
Globe Width 53.5cm (21")
Height 56cm (22")
Globe Surface Material Traditional Paper Gores
Meridian Material Stainless Steel
Base Material Stainless Steel
Raised Relief No
Type Illuminated
Brand Columbus
Cartography Up-to-date Map
Cartography Style Political Mapping Unlit, Physical Mapping Lit
Country of Manufacture Germany
Delivery Weight (kg) 9


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