The Columbus National Geographic Envoy Globe 13 Inch matches world-famous cartography with high quality design. This floor globe stands 39 inches tall on its handsome walnut-finish wooden stand. The 13 inch sphere is cradled at earth's 23.5 degree angle by a hard plastic semi-meridian. The dark wooden base and tastefully burnished gold-colored meridian lend this model a stately look that would make it a perfect addition to the home or an office.
This sphere features a blue-ocean National Geographic political map that is as informative as it is beautiful. With almost 5000 place names included, National Geographic's signature typefaces present all of the cartographic information in an easy to read format. The fonts were invented in the 1930s and 1940s by National Geographic's cartographer Charles Riddiford, and have not needed to be updated since then. The Envoy's map also contains physical information, as the major mountain ranges are shaded in detail on the landmasses.
Watch the blue ocean geography light up the room when you turn on this illuminated globe. The different shades of countries on the political map come alive with light. This world globe, with its timeless National Geographic cartography and stunning Columbus design, is a great gift to a loved one and an indispensable addition to your living room. Get the Columbus National Geographic Envoy Globe 13 Inch while you can!