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Royale Illuminated Glass Globe

  • 40cm (16") diameter globe

  • Glass globe ball

  • Illuminated globe

  • Matt, gold-lacquered meridian and base

  • 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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Royale Illuminated Glass Globe

Key Features

  • Globe ball diameter 40cm (16")
  • Hand blown glass globe ball
  • Matt, gold-lacquered steel base & meridian
  • Dual mapping showing political mapping when unlit, and physical when lit

About This Globe

The Royale large desktop globe is one of the most visually impressive desktop globes we’ve seen. Each globe ball is hand blown by German craftsmen from the finest glass and the gores (individual sections of the map) are hand laid. Showcasing up-to-date cartography and featuring incredible dual mapping. When unlit the pale-yellow 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.

All focus of this truly magnificent 40cm diameter globe will be drawn to the globe ball, as the minimalist design of matt gold-lacquered 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. German quality at its best!


  • Up-to-date antique ocean cartography
  • Cartography designed in Germany
  • Dual mapping showing two types of mapping when illuminated and non-illuminated
  • Textured mountains ‘effect’ when illuminated
  • Ocean currents and shipping routes

Map Detail

  • Antique Ocean globe
  • Highly detailed map with several thousand place names

Base & Meridian

  • Matt, gold-lacquered Steel Base
  • Matt, gold-lacquered Steel Meridian
Additional Information
Ball Colour Antique
Ball Diameter 40.5cm (16")
Globe Width 43cm (17")
Height 51cm (20")
Globe Surface Material Traditional Paper Gores
Meridian Material Metal
Base Material Metal
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) 8


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