The Columbus National Geographic Viking Globe - 14 Inch impresses with its antique design and up-to-date cartography. Bask in the world globe's intoxicating combination of National Geographic's map-making with Columbus' legendary globe design. The large desktop globe is 14 inches in diameter, and sits 18 inches tall on its octagonal shaped, walnut-finish base. The ball is held at a 23.5 degree angle by the sturdy plastic meridian. The burnished gold-toned semi-meridian showcases latitudinal degree calibrations, along with a time dial at North Pole.
For almost 100 years, National Geographic has been the world's leading expert on cartography, and the Viking is a striking example of their excellence. With around 5,000 place names on this world globe, its geography is incredible easy to explore. National Geographic's signature typefaces were invented in the 1930s and the society has not needed to update them since. The distinctive Nat Geo cartography is on bold display here, with ocean currents and mountain ranges visible alongside the political geography.
Turn on this desktop globe's light and savor its antique styled beige-colored oceans. Soft yellows from the ocean hue collaborate with the greens, blues and purples of the landmasses to make this a striking illuminated model. The Columbus National Geographic Viking Globe - 14 Inch, with its elegant design and affordable price, can work in a variety of settings including the home, office, library or classroom.