The longest established globe manufacturer in the world produces a superior line of hand-crafted and finely detailed globes. Their products are widely considered to be the best in the world and they have been awarded many honors. Columbus Globes are designed to be treasured for a lifetime and to provide the perfect accessory for any home or office.
Established 1909 in Germany, COLUMBUS is the oldest globe manufacturer in the World. COLUMBUS quickly became and continue to be the World's best-selling line of luxury globes (Chaplin chose in 1940 the Columbus globe "Die Erde" for his world famous film The Great Dictator).
For nearly a century Columbus has continuously innovated and revolutionized the globe making industry. The experience accumulated over 4 generations has earned the Columbus brand the status of the world’s premier globe manufacturer.
Popular features such as internal illumination (1948), dual-mapping (1955), the Day and Night Globe (1972), the first big floating globe (2000) were all innovations brought to us by Columbus globes, and are all common features across many of today’s globe manufacturers.
While being innovators and leaders, Columbus is also focused on preservation of traditional globe manufacturing processes such as the exclusive mouth-blowing of crystal spheres and the hand laminating of cartography. If you do not find what you are looking for you might also check our Cram Globes, Replogle Globes, Artline Globes, or Atmosphere Globes.