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The Biggest Globes Money Can Buy

Some globes are simply huge. Whether it’s a 40-inch diameter political globe suspended over a minimalist stainless steel base, or a 50-inch diameter physical globe mounted within a hand-engraved brass meridian and hand-crafted oak horizon band, these are globes that can’t be ignored.

Here’s our curated collection of some of the biggest, most beautiful globes available from globemakers around the world.

The Blue Planet 31.5-inch diameter globe from Large World Globes on a wooden stand

The Blue Planet – Large World Globes

These 31½-inch diameter globes may be the shiniest globes money can buy! The oceans are blue, the deserts are yellow, the forests are green; the relief is shaded and the place names are sparse and simple.

Prices: €5,000 (around $5,500)

  Large World Globes

Galileo globe from Bellerby & Co globemakers with a rounded-leg floor stand

The Galileo – Bellerby & Co Globemakers

The Galileo would look at home in a library from any of the past four centuries. Hand-crafted by London globemakers Bellerby & Co, this 31½-inch diameter globe may be mounted in a variety of traditional floor stands.

Bellerby & Co also offer a striking range of contemporary stands for their 31½-inch diameter globes.

Prices: £15,150 – £18,950 (around $20,000 – $25,000)

  Bellerby & Co globes

Columbus Magnum Plus – Columbus Globes

This impressive 40-inch diameter floor globe is mounted on a beautifully designed steel stand that allows the globe to be tilted, rotated and, above all, seen. Lesser globemakers who insist on clumsy, obstructive wooden frames should take note.

The Columbus Magnum is hand-assembled, hand-covered and illuminated, with either political or physical cartography.

Price: $13,395

  about the Columbus Magnum Plus

Churchill globe from Bellerby & Co globemakers with a handcrafted oak base

The Churchill – Bellerby & Co Globemakers

The largest globe in the Bellerby & Co collection is the magnificent 50-inch diameter Churchill. Mounted in an oak or walnut base with a brass meridian, it would not look out of place in the most sumptuous of settings.

Watch this video of the Churchill spinning on its axes to get an idea of the quality of Bellerby & Co craftsmanship.

Prices: £71,800 – £79,000 (around $96,000 – $105,000)

  Bellerby & Co globes

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