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Vintage Scan-Globe A/S, made in Denmark, Light Up Spot Globe

This is a 1980 Scan-Globe made in Denmark for the Readers Digest Company. It is known as the World Antique Spot Globe. The cartographer was Karl F. Harig.

This is a really cool globe. It lights up beautifully and the base contains two dials. One for the latitude and one for longitude. You simply dial in the latitude and logitude for whatever location you desire and a pinpoint spot of light appears on the globe to highlight that location. See the second picture in which Bolivia has the pinpoint of light to highlight it.

The globe also has pencil type drawings of famous explorers placed in the areas they explored along with their life dates. For example Christopher Columbus 1451-1506. Along with explorers there are pictures of old time sailing vessels and the dates that they sailed in those particular waters.

The pictures illustrate just how beautiful this globe is. The colors are bright, vivid and brilliant. The base is a plastic faux wood. There is one area where the coloring has faded (see last picture) it is one top of the globe by the USSR. There are also a few very small scratches. None of the above mentioned are really noticable unless you are aware that they are there and when lit does not show at all. With all of that said I can honestly say none of it is at all detracting!!

This globe easily comes apart to change the lightbulb and the instructions for the same are on the bottom of the base.

The globe is a 12" globe and 16" tall and 38" circumference around the equator, the electrical cord is 5' and in excellent condition.

You will not find a nicer illuminated globe anywhere!

I have adjusted the price to compensate for the loss of coloring as this globe usually goes for much more.

As Always, ENJOY!!!

Please visit my shop for more great items and globes!!

Vintage Illuminated World Globe Spot Globe - Made in Denmark


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: plastic, light bulb, metal
  • Only ships within United States.
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