The stylish, walnut-finished wood floor
stand, while beautiful in its own regard, does not distract from the outstanding
illuminated National Geographic world globe it proudly holds. Standing at an
impressive 39 inches overall, the Envoy will be the envy
of the neighborhood. The highly detailed 14" illuminated sphere has a lovely
dual-map feature that shows the political world when turned off, and reveals a
richly-colored physical world map when turned on, all using the familiar, award
winning National Geographic cartography. The 14" globe ball size allows for more
detail than the more typical 12" diameter size; over 30% more detail to be
exact. The Envoy is both a lovely piece of furniture and a work of art.
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Example of dual map. Blue ocean example shown here.
Left is with light on, at right with light off.
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|Globe Type:||14" Physical/Political|
|Meridian:||Calibrated cast metal semi-meridian|
|Special:||Cord hidden in base. (On most other illuminated globes, the cord comes out of the southern axis.) Special 14" globe ball size unique to National Geographic globes.|
|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.|
|Cons:||Illuminated globe ball is plastic|
|1-World comment:||Multi layered printing on inside of globe ball makes for a very visually appealing effect.|
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