The National Geographic Phoenix II Desktop Globe makes an lasting impression with its bold design and unconventional style. The flared solid black metal base supports a full meridian that is stamped with latitudinal markings and holds a time dial at the globe's North Pole. The meridian is gimbal mounted to the stand, meaning that it can be swiveled up and down to suit the perspective of the viewer. The 12 inch globe stands 24 inches tall with the base included, making this a dramatic addition to your desktop. The wild stand supports National Geographic's antique style map. The parchment-colored oceans are accented with fine gold lettering. The pale, earth toned shades of the landmasses pop out in contrast to the beige colored oceans. This world globe is a prime example of the geographic society's incisive cartography.
The raised relief globe means that the planet's rugged topography is displayed three dimensionally on the sphere. The earth's epic mountain ranges emerge powerfully from the world globe's surface, giving it an expressive texture. The National Geographic Phoenix II Desktop Globe is unlike any other model. Its courageous design honors National Geographic's reputable cartography. This one of a kind globe makes a daring statement when perched dramatically on a desktop.
The National Geographic maps are the best. Placed on this singular base, what's not to like? Very pleased with my purchase.
All of our Replogle Globes are covered by a 1-year limited manufacturer warranty (starting from the date of purchase) which covers any manufacturer defects in material and craftsmanship, subject to normal use. If you have any question regarding the warranty program, please call our support department at 1(800) 213-4374.