Established 1909 in Germany, COLUMBUS is the
oldest luxury globe manufacturer in the World. A leader in the globe making
industry, the company continuously innovates and revolutionizes its
products. Some of the features initially created by Columbus Globes
are: internal illumination (1948), dual-cartography (1955), the
Day and Night Globe (1972), the first big floating globe (2000) were originated 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.
We didn´t just want to produce
globes, we wanted to create the ultimate distinctive experience seeing the world
in your home. (Torsten Oestergaard, President and Owner , 4th Generation)
Columbus globe "Die Erde" was chosen by Charlie
Chaplin in 1940 to be features in his
world famous film The Great Dictator.
Columbus' best-selling line of upscale globes continues to be
displayed in numerous public places.