The Explorer
12" Desk Globe from National Geographic


This classic model will fit any decor. The Explorer features a walnut-finished wood base and a gold toned semi-meridian. As with all National Geographic illuminated globes, the electrical cord is routed through the semi meridian and base for a cleaner overall look. This model also features National Geographic globes' exceptional dual-map feature that shows both political as well as physical information in very attractive colors. The Explorer is the perfect accent for any home or office.

Diameter: 12"
Height: 15"
Weight: 6 lbs.

Item# NG143016
PRICE:  $199.00
SALE PRICE:  $159.00


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Example of dual map: Shown at left with light on, at right with light off.

the National Geographic Explorer Desk Globe
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Name: The National Geographic Explorer
Type: 12" Physical/Political World Globe
Base: Wood with gold toned plastic semi-meridian
Meridian: Calibrated plastic/fiberglass semi-meridian
Color: Blue ocean, National Geographic palette.
Illuminated: Yes
Raised Relief: No
Pros: Beautiful 16 layer coloration of globe ball shows both physical and political features. Shows political borders when light is off, and physical features when illuminated. Traditional National Geographic fonts and colors for superb readability and consistency with their award winning maps. Cord routes from base instead of from south pole area for a less cluttered effect.
Cons: Globe ball is plastic, expensive for a desk globe.
1-World comment: Outstanding value for a very high quality globe.

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