This contemporary model is truly unique. The 12"
diameter illuminated globe ball features National Geographic globes' famous
dual-map feature that shows amazing color and detail with the light on or
off. The map is created using National Geographic's award winning
cartography, which features their proprietary fonts & color palette. The
brilliant colors are brought to life by a special 16 color, multi-layered
printing method that is unlike any other globe being produced today. Globe
is shown at right with the light on to illustrate the Earth's natural
features. When the light is turned off, it reveals a lovely political map,
as shown in the picture below.
Please note: All Illuminated globes have an electrical cord to power the internal light bulb. The cord is hidden in the photo, but comes out of the base.
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Example of dual map: Shown at left with light on, at right with light off.
|Type:||12" Physical/Political World Globe|
|Meridian:||Non-calibrated metal semi-meridian|
|Color:||Blue ocean, National Geographic palette.|
|Special:||Modern brushed metal stand.|
|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 look.|
|Cons:||Globe ball is plastic, no calibration on or movement of semi-meridian.|
|1-World comment:||Understated contemporary stand lets the outstanding cartography speak for itself. Wonderful fit for modern dcors.|
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