Colored in an earth-tone palette, this illuminated 14"
diameter National Geographic globe is really two globes in one. With the
light off, you see country boundaries, cities, and more, all with the award
winning National Geographic cartography. With the light on, you see the
physical world in hand-drawn relief & amazing eye-popping physical
coloration. The 18 layered printing process that make up the map and its
place-names are printed on special material that won't wear off. Each globe
comes with a detailed reference booklet and a signed Certificate of
Authenticity. Globe has a burnished gold-tone semi-meridian, an elegant
walnut-finished wood stand. The electrical cord is routed through the base
instead of dangling from the south pole of the globe, making for a much more
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Example of dual map. Blue ocean example shown here.
Left is with light on, at right with light off.
|Name:||The National Geographic Pinnacle Globe|
|Globe Type:||14" Political/Physical|
|Base:||Floor standing, walnut finish.|
|Meridian:||Calibrated, fixed semi meridian|
|Special:||Dual map feature described above|
|Pros:||Electrical cord comes from base instead of from southern axis of ball like most illuminated globes|
|Cons:||Fixed meridian can hinder the exploration of the southern hemisphere|
|1-World comment:||Nice looking pedestal style stand & a highly detailed and accurate National Geographic globe ball make for a great overall package.|
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