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The finest in Contemporary Globes.

Spherical Concepts

800•220•5220 • www.sphericalconcepts.com

12 Davis Avenue • Frazer, PA 19355, USA

Subsidiary of Herff Jones, Inc.

ARTLINE Presents...

Simply...The World’s Finest Globes


PROVIDING YOU WITH THE BEAUTY

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How We Create Our Spheres Dedicated to the creation of world class acrylic spheres, highly skilled American artisans hand-fashion each Artline Globe for unsurpassed quality. Our state-ofthe-art technology allows us to offer a lifetime guarantee of quality and craftsmanship. Beginning with museum quality cast acrylic sheets, each is cut to size, checked for optical clarity, and prepared for hand application of the graphics. Each sphere design begins with specially developed, handdrawn polar azimuthal projection cartography. Once the cartographer has approved the projection, it is transferred from the original cartography to a photographic film master. This original film work is then transferred into a specialized silk-screen image. Each color applied to the sphere requires an individual silkscreen. Depending on the sphere to be created, this process can require 8 to 18 separate hand operations. Each piece is then carefully inspected and passed on to the thermal process. At this step, each piece must be heat soaked for several hours at high temperatures. Then, with the skilled eye of a highly trained craftsperson, each piece is fitted into a blowing tool which uses only air pressure to create the hemisphere. To assure optical clarity, the hemispheres are free-blown, similar to glass-blowing techniques. Literally, each sphere is slightly different from any other. The hemispheres are then passed to the hands of the trimmer. Here the two hemispheres are trimmed of any excess material, then carefully matched to create a com-

plete sphere. Next, the spheres are thoroughly cleaned and polished to remove any residue from the manufacturing process. Then, the highly skilled globe maker makes a final fitting and bonds the two hemispheres, making a complete sphere. The globe maker then signs and dates a Certificate of Authenticity, personally certifying the quality and appearance of each sphere. Finally, the product is individually packed and prepared for shipment. Each Artline Globe reflects a standard of excellence not achievable with today’s mass production techniques. From the multi-colored silk-screening to the meticulous blowing, shaping, and finishing, each sphere is proudly passed from the hands of our craftspeople to yours.

Our spheres are available with a pedestal base, sculptured base, or tripod floor stand, all hand crafted of museum-quality acrylic.

Pedestal Base

Sculptured Base

Tripod Floor Stand


Intriguing

BLUE PEARL EARTHSPHERE TM With Iridescent Blue Oceans The BLUE PEARL EARTHSPHERE™ is another beautiful and unique design by Artline Globes. The lustrous blue oceans, parchment colored land masses, warm copper longitude and latitude lines, and easy-to-read black place names create a captivating and elegant globe. An outstanding addition to any home or office. The specially formulated metallic ink used to create the oceans captures and reflects light, creating an ever-changing, rich pearl-like model of our planet. The appealing BLUE PEARL EARTHSPHERE features the most up-to-date cartography, country boundaries, capitals, major cities, bodies of water, and latitude and longitude markings. Choose from eight-, twelve-, or sixteen-inch diameters, with the sculptured base or pedestal base. Also available with the matte black Meridian floor stand base (shown on page eight). A signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity and an informative booklet are included with your BLUE PEARL EARTHSPHERE.

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Elegant

ONYX EARTHSPHERE TM Offers A Formal Look In A Contemporary Design These contemporary spheres are truly striking. While their stylish opaque design adds the perfect accent to your decor, ONYX EARTHSPHERES ™ also provide the most current and highly accurate geographic information on country boundaries, capitals and major cities, bodies of water, plus latitude and longitude markings. Hand-fashioned from the highest quality acrylic and expertly hand silk-screened on the interior surface in opaque black and white with silver and gold highlights, ONYX EARTHSPHERE is available in eight-, twelve-, or sixteen-inch diameter spheres with matching black sculptured or pedestal bases. A thirty-inch model is also available with a clear acrylic floorstand (see inset photograph on page four). We have included a Certificate of Authenticity and an informative booklet to help you use ONYX EARTHSPHERE in learning more about our planet.

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USA All products proudly designed and crafted in the USA.


New Color!

Burgundy Earthsphere TM This bold and beautiful combination is the latest fashion forward addition to the Artline collection. Featuring metallic silver land masses, gold latitude and longitude lines, easy-to-read black nomenclature and striking burgundy oceans for the splash of décor color. Available in 3”, 6”, 8”, 12”, 16”, and 30” diameters with a Ring Base (3” only), Sculptured Base (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), Disk Base – shown (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), Pedestal Base (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), and Floorstand (16” and 30” only).

New Color!

Clear Blue Earthsphere TM This new style features metallic blue land masses, gold latitude & longitude lines, easy-to-read black names, and Artline’s exclusive optically-perfect clear oceans. The transparent design provides an ideal way to learn the geographical relationships between the different continents and countries of the world. Available in 3”, 6”, 8”, 12”, 16”, and 30” diameters with a Ring Base (3” only), Sculptured Base – shown left (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), Disk Base – shown above (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), Pedestal Base – shown right (6”, 8”, 12”, 16”), and Floorstand (16” and 30” only).

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Impressive

SILVER EARTHSPHERE TM With The Exquisite Look of Precious Metal Carefully hand silk-screened silver continents, red longitude and latitude markings, and black nomenclature give the SILVER EARTHSPHERE™ a rich, high-tech look. Crafted of cast clear acrylic, these spheres offer you a contemporary way to understand geopolitical relationships. SILVER EARTHSPHERES present the most up-to-date cartography with current country boundaries, capitals, major cities, and bodies of water. Spheres are available in eight-, twelve-, or sixteeninch diameters, with clear sculptured or pedestal bases. The sixteen-inch sphere is also available with a clear acrylic tripod floor stand with an overall height of thirty-eight inches (see inset photograph on page fourteen). A signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity and an informative booklet are all included with your SILVER EARTHSPHERE.

Sophisticated

CRYSTLE EARTHSPHERE TM Resembles Etched Crystal CRYSTLE EARTHSPHERE™ has been carefully fashioned to look like fine crystal with the strength and durability of acrylic. Its translucent white land masses and longitude and latitude markings are silk-screened on the interior surface of the sphere to look like hand etching. This elegant representation shows our planet at its pristine best, without geopolitical boundaries or nomenclature. They make the perfect gift or accent for any room. Available in eight-, twelve-, or sixteen-inch diameters, with clear sculptured or pedestal bases. Sixteenand thirty-inch CRYSTLE EARTHSPHERES are available with clear acrylic tripod floorstands (see inset photograph on page fourteen for sixteen-inch, and page four for thirtyinch). A signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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All products proudly designed and crafted in the USA.


Distinctive

BLUE GREEN EARTHSPHERE TM Puts The World In Your Hands The translucent blue oceans of the BLUE GREEN EARTHSPHERE™ contrast with the vibrant green of the land, and allow you to see through the sphere to the other side. What better way to more fully understand the world’s geography than to study a highly accurate model of our planet. The BLUE GREEN EARTHSPHERE is accurately silk-screened on the interior surface to show countries, capitals and major cities, bodies of water, as well as longitude and latitude markings. Choose the sculptured base or pedestal base for eightinch, twelve-inch or sixteen-inch diameters. A floorstand is also available for the sixteen-inch sphere (overall height is thirty-eight inches—see inset photograph on page fourteen) and the thirty-inch sphere (see inset photograph on page four). Each sphere includes a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity, and an informative booklet.

Functional

EARTHBALL BOOKENDS TM Useful Additions To Your Home Or Office Another original concept in acrylic spheres from Artline Globes — combining beauty and function. Each elegant bookend, crafted of one-half inch thick cut and polished acrylic, showcases a three-inch diameter EARTHBALL.™ The bookends are sold individually allowing you to mix or match any of the six available EARTHBALL colors shown on page nine, or the STARBALL™ shown on page thirteen. Overall dimensions of each bookend are four and one half-inches high, five and one half-inches long, and three and one half-inches wide. Each feature clear urethane feet for holding your books secure. Perfect for all books and bookshelves.

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Contemporary

DISK BASE TM SERIES A Model of Our Earth, with Contemporary Vision The disk base is our newest contemporary base design. The 12-inch diameter Earthsphere is suspended on a hand-cut and polished clear rod – making it appear that the globe is floating above the base. The base is 9-inches in diameter – black to match the Onyx Earthsphere (shown left) and clear to coordinate with the Blue Pearl, Continental, Silver (shown right), Crystle, and Blue Green Earthspheres. The overall height is 17-inches. Each sphere presents the most up-to-date cartography and includes a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity and informative booklet. The DISK BASE series brings you the world in contemporary fashion.

The STARSPHERE™ globe displays a high level of detailed information of the stars and magnitude (brightness), offering a new cosmic perspective.

Three New Colors!

The Starsphere™ Art and Science at Your Command These uniquely useful and beautiful state of the art globes of the heavens show the entire starry sky as seen from anywhere on Earth. You will discover all eighty-eight constellations and more than 1,100 naked-eye stars, plus prominent deep sky objects. The Starsphere is 12-inches in diameter and is now available in Cobalt Blue (above), Onyx (right), and Blue Pearl (left). Choose from the Sculptured base (not shown), Disk Base (right), or Pedestal Base (left).

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STYLISH

SQ SERIES™ AN ELEGANT ACCENT FOR HOME OR OFFICE The clean stylish lines of the contemporary SQ Series Globes have both a formal and designer look to them. The beautifully fashioned hardwood bases are finished with a deep black lacquer. Consistent with Spherical Concepts' handcrafted tradition, these models are elegant and functional in their combining of hand turned wood and acrylic materials. Expertly silk-screened white land masses, opaque black oceans, silver latitude and longitude markings, and gold nomenclature give the SQ ONYX EARTHSPHERE™ a formal appearance with modern design. Each sphere presents the most up-to-date cartography with countries, capitals and major cities, bodies of water, latitude and longitude markings and more. Overall height of these 12 inch diameter spheres are 38 inches for the floor stand and 15 inches for the desk top model. Each comes complete with a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity, as well as an informative booklet.

FUNCTIONAL

ARTLINE ACCESSORIES SERIES™ Perfect Balance of Style and Function FOR HOME OR OFFICE

The Artline Accessories Series features our most popular EARTHBALLS, the Onyx and Blue Pearl. Mounted on unique and handcrafted wood designer bases, these spheres spin quietly on silver toned metal fittings. The BUSINESS BASE comes with a quality pen and holder with a handy spot for a note pad and easy to use business card holder. The DESK CADDY has a compartmentalized drawer perfect for note pad, pen, watch, rings and more. It opens from both sides for additional convenience. The top is perfect for keeping your loose change and keys handy. The TOWER has an attractive angular design that conveniently shows the time with its quartz clock. When the Tower is removed from its base, it cleverly reveals a compass. Perfect for the sophisticated individual who wants to know where they are going and when they will get there. The TURNING CLOCK comes with elegant angles, curves and the time of day. The clock spins 360° in its base and can conveniently be positioned to be seen from anywhere in the room.

Tower Desk Caddy

The finest in Contemporary Globes.

The Artline Accessories Series EARTHBALLS are 5 inches in diameter. Hand silk-screened graphics on the interior surface insure years of beauty and function. All of our EARTHBALL colors can be combined with both colors of our bases if you wish. Perhaps you would like our Silver or Blue Green EARTHBALL colors, just ask. We are happy to mix and match to your requirements.

Business Base

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Our Smallest Spheres

EARTHBALL TM Makes The Perfect Desktop Reference At just three- and six-inches (pictured) in diameter, our EARTHBALL™ spheres add a touch of elegance to any desk or tabletop. Better still, they put the world within easy reach. Tastefully colored land masses, major cities, latitude and longitude markings, major bodies of water, and more are all artfully silk-screened on the inside of the sphere for protection. Available in Crystle, Blue Pearl, Silver, Blue Green, and Onyx. The three-inch sphere is available on a clear acrylic ring base (see ring under the sphere pictured with the bookends on page six). With the six-inch model select either the sculptured base or the stylish pedestal base.

Two sizes: 30” x 20” or 10” x 15”

Acrylic Maps

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We’ve taken our most popular Arrtline globe colors — Crystle, Blue Pearl, Onyx, and Blue Green and developed exquisite complementary world maps. Created with the same dedication we give our world-class acrylic spheres, highly skilled American artisans hand-fashion each Artline Map for unsurpassed quality. Beginning with museum quality cast acrylic sheets, each is cut to size, checked for optical clarity and prepared for hand application of the graphics. Available in two sizes–the large map measures an impressive 30-inches wide and 20-inches tall weighing approximately five pounds. The smaller map measures 10-inches by 15-inches and weighs just under 2 pounds.

All products proudly designed and crafted in the USA.


Christmasphere ornaments are available in 3 different globe colors. All ornaments are the same size.

Festive

CHRISTMASPHERE TM ORNAMENT Decorative and Unique Our smallest three-inch sphere makes an elegant CHRISTMASPHERE™ ornament. Each sphere is hand silk-screened on the interior surface for longlasting beauty. Our process of blowing each sphere gives you the look of glass with the strength and durability of acrylic. The GOLD CHRISTMASPHERE™ ornament features exquisite metallic-gold land masses with silver latitude and longitude markings. The RED AND GREEN CHRISTMASPHERE™ presents festive red and green land masses, white names, and gold latitude and longitude markings. This model is an accurate reference tool, showing the names of over onehundred cities, continents, bodies of water, and more. The CRYSTLE CHRISTMASPHERE™ has translucent white land masses and longitude and latitude markings, silk-screened to look like hand etching. Each CHRISTMASPHERE™ comes complete with an elegant gold cord and matching gold cap. Elegant acrylic display stands (shown) are also available.

World Class

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS A World Of DifferenceSM From Artline Globes Spherical Concepts can make a world of difference in promoting your company or organization. There are limitless ways to create a custom Artline Globe product. Virtually anything that can be put on paper can be put on our globes or bases.This can include corporate logos, locations, route lines, headquarters, slogans, event dates, event locations—the possibilities are endless! Contact Spherical Concepts or your local ad-speciality distributor for more information.

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Creative

FLOWERSPHERE TM Express Your World-Class Creativity Our unique, custom-designed vase allows you to turn any one of our many spheres into a stunning FLOWERSPHERE™. Select the size, from six- to sixteen-inch diameter, and the model of your choice from our entire product line. Then add water to the tube that runs through the center of the sphere, and design your flower arrangement. The FLOWERSPHERE creates the perfect centerpiece for world-class special events, banquets, or even your dinner table. A lovely and unique addition to a desk or credenza—it’s the perfect gift to say “you mean the world to me” or offer “a world of thanks.”

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All products proudly designed and crafted in the USA.


Unique

PLANT-IT-EARTH TM Lets You Create Your Own ‘Living Planet’ Here’s another unique creation originated by Artline Globes. Our PLANT-IT-EARTH™ spheres are perfect for creating your own personal terrarium. These handsculpted transparent spheres are elegantly silk-screened with the Earth’s continents in translucent white to let the beauty of your plants show through. Use your own live plants and miniatures to express your creativity; fill the lower hemisphere with water and float flowers for your own special table decoration, or fill it with ice and chill your favorite wine or champagne.

The finest in Contemporary Globes.

For a unique and creative gift, fill the sphere with a favorite candy like the Earth Chocolates pictured here in the five-inch sphere. These are fine quality chocolate balls, wrapped in a colorful foil printed with a map of the world. We offer these custom chocolates in twelveounce bags – just enough to fill a six-inch sphere. All PLANT-IT-EARTH spheres are crafted of museum-quality cast acrylic to give the appearance of fine crystal. Included are a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity, helpful instructions for planting, and a clear base to display your creation. Choose from three-, six-, eight-, twelve-, and sixteen-inch diameter spheres. A beautifully hand-cut and polished acrylic floor stand is also available for the sixteen-inch diameter sphere with an overall height of thirty-eight inches (see inset photograph on page fourteen).

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The Celestial Series

Fascinating

ASTRO DISK TM The Star Gazer’s Companion Whether you’re a beginner or an expert star gazer, you’ll find our ASTRO DISK™ to be an informative guide to the stars and constellations. This spectacular working model of the heavens includes a finely detailed star disk and an overlay horizon disk. View the nighttime sky for any time of night, any night of the year simply by matching the time and date on the two disks. Choose from our nine-inch or thirteen-inch diameter ASTRO DISKS. Included are an attractive clear stand and an informative instruction sheet.

Ideal For Star Enthusiasts

STARBALL TM Presents All 88 Constellations For sky observers, our elegant STARBALL™ is the perfect learning tool for helping identify stars and constellations. It also makes a very handsome desk ornament. This translucent sphere presents all 88 constellations of the heavens. Constellation names and patterns are highlighted in gold, while stars are identified in white. Select either the sculptured base or the stylish pedestal base with the five-inch diameter model. A three-inch model is also available and comes with a clear ring base (see ring under the sphere pictured with the bookends on page six).

Your Personal Planetarium

THE STARS ABOVE TM Helps You Understand The Nighttime Sky THE STARS ABOVE ™ provides an ideal way to learn more about the heavens. It accurately details all constellation patterns, complete with constellation and principal star names. You’ll discover the paths of the planets, the Milky Way, and many star locations — any time of night, any night of the year. This fourteen-inch diameter working model includes a booklet to help you explore the sky, a wax pencil for celestial charting, and a clear base.

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Here’s the next-best thing to taking a ride on the space shuttle. STARSHIP EARTH® II will help you explore the universe that surrounds us — from the many constellations in our heavens, to the movements of the Earth, Sun, and stars, the secrets of navigation, and much more. A beautiful work of art, as well as a superb learning/teaching tool, the STARSHIP EARTH II is a three-dimensional star atlas for the unaided eye. It is a perfect companion to increase your enjoyment of star gazing with your binoculars or telescope as well. The impressive transparent sixteen-inch diameter outer sphere of the STARSHIP EARTH II displays updated and improved data from Sky Catalogue 2000.0, all eightyeight constellations and more than 1,100 naked-eye stars, plus many prominent deepsky objects against a precision grid of Right Ascension and Declination lines. The Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds are shown in a wispy translucent blue, and deep sky objects are keyed to type. They’re all accurately hand silk-screened on the sphere’s interior surface for long lasting protection. Stars are identified by name, Greek letter designations, brightness, from first to fifth magnitude, and distance from the earth in light years. The outer sphere also highlights astral equivalents used to locate stars. An easy three-step setting allows you to reproduce the Earth, Sun, and star movements for any time, date, and location in the world. Understand more about how the Sun rises and sets, and how the seasons change; surrounding the five-inch diameter inner Earth sphere is a fully adjustable horizon ring to help you visualize the horizon for any location on the planet. Hand crafted of museum-quality acrylic, this sixteen-inch sphere rests on a sculptured acrylic desktop stand or an acrylic tripod floor stand. Includes a forty-eight page instruction book featuring new constellation, first magnitude star, double and multiple star, and deep-sky showpiece tables, along with an activity section, written by the internationally renowned astronomy expert George Lovi. You’ll also receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by the craftsman who hand-fashioned your spectacular model of the Earth in space.

Unlock The Mysteries Of The Heavens

STARSHIP EARTH ® II Takes You On A Journey Through The Universe

STARSHIP EARTH ®II

is available with this acrylic tripod floorstand with an overall height of thirty-eight inches. Also available is the dramatic thirty-inch diameter model with a hand cut and polished acrylic floorstand (overall height is forty-nine inches—see inset photograph on page four). Perfect for large rooms and classroom presentations.

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The Best of Both Worlds. ARTLINE Each globe comes with a lifetime guarantee of craftsmanship and quality.

The Beauty of Knowledge

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Along with presenting the most accurate and up-to-date cartographic information, each Artline Globe is truly a work of art. Highly skilled American artisans hand fashion each Artline product

Graphics are hand silkscreen printed on the interior surface so they are completely protected.

for lasting beauty. Each one of our globes progresses through more than forty intricate steps in order to achieve unsurpassed quality. Our state-of-theart technology allows us to offer a lifetime guarantee of quality and craftsmanship. Each of our hand crafted spheres of the heavens and earth offers a new and contemporary way to see the world, and a source of fascinating discover for years to come.

Globes are free blown using optically perfect museum grade acrylic – similar to how glass is blown.


Illuminated models are twoglobes-in-one. Features of the political world are shown with the light off, and features of the physical world are shown with the light on.

No One Knows the World Like National Geographic SM

We are delighted to bring you these extraordinary globes, developed by National Geographic designers and car-

Seventeen layers of renowned National Geographic cartography make the globes highly accurate.

tographers to be the finest ever offered. Each globe is a work of art, crafted to be beautiful and functional over many years of use. Intricately detailed, the 14" globe offers nearly 5,000 name places. The 12" globe offers over 3,500

Each globe includes an informative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.

name places. Each globe features the distinguished, patented National Geographic typefaces, making it clear and easy to read. Whether it is displayed at home, in an office, or in a student’s room, a National Geographic Globe is certain to become a focus of attention that brings the experience of geography to life.

All of us at Spherical Concepts wish you many hours of enjoyment, exploration, and enlightenment. SPHERICAL CONCEPTS Subsidiary of Herff Jones, Inc.

12 Davis Avenue • Frazer, PA 19355, USA

800•220•5220 • www.sphericalconcepts.com


Spherical Concepts

800•220•5220 • www.sphericalconcepts.com

12 Davis Avenue • Frazer, PA 19355, USA

Subsidiary of Herff Jones, Inc.

Simply...The World’s Finest Globes Presents...


Globes for the 21st

The Art, Craftsmanship and Science of the The National Geographic Society presents an unsurpassed collection of Globes for the 21st Century – created through a unique partnership of two of the world's most outstanding geographic organizations. National Geographic Maps and Spherical Concepts. Together these world leaders combine world-class expertise to bring you the finest globes available. When you choose a globe from the National Geographic Society's Globes for the 21st Century collection, you will have the assurance of knowing each conforms to our demanding standards - because each has been created with the artistic beauty, superb craftsmanship, and unerring cartographic data for which National Geographic globes and maps are renowned.

Beautiful New Colors

The hallmark of these new additions to our National Geographic Collection are the beautiful new colors. Featuring, for the first time, lovely parchment tone oceans in our popular 12” diameter globes - these globes are certain to add elegance to any décor. Boldly supported by our new metal semi-meridians, these globes will be treasured by generations to come.

The Brent

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This new designer floor stand is unique among globes. It features the unusual and beautiful three-quarter round walnut toned base. Pictured with the open side, it allows you to display the entire world, North Pole to South Pole and turn the globe 360º for a complete view East to West. Or turn the open side opposite your vantage point and you reveal the classic appearance of a traditional elegant floor stand globe. This model is cradled in our goldtoned full metal meridian. Standing a regal 38 inches in height and 20 inches wide, The Brent includes an international time dial, globe booklet and a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Globes for the 21st Century Each globe comes complete with a detailed instruction booklet and certificate of authenticity. Each National Geographic Globe features a time dial at the North Pole which allows you to easily determine time throughout the world. To ensure readability, the globes are created with the same clear, pleasing typefaces that distinguish all National Geographic maps.

State-of the art Craftsmanship Guaranteed for life. No matter which you choose, you can be assured you will receive a globe of superb craftsmanship, engineered with state-ofthe-art technology. Each globe ball is expertly printed on a special stretchable material which can never wear off.

The Executive

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This 12 inch diameter National Geographic globe stands on a classically designed wooden floor stand. With a rich walnut finish and silver-toned metal semi-meridian, it makes a perfect addition to any home or office setting. With an overall height of 36 inches, The Executive includes an international time dial, booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.


The Planet EarthSM...The Day/Night Globe

The Classic

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Have you ever wanted to actually see how Alaska experiences complete days in darkness or daylight? Have you ever wondered

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these questions and many more. With the light off the globe shows the political map of the world. When the light is on, it shows the

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future hours of daylight and darkness for easy demonstration and understanding. A pinpoint light shows the actual location of the

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sun throughout the year. Unique “twilight rings” depict the three

walnut-finished wood and

zones of dawn and dusk. The superb design and engineering, com-

stands at a regal height of 18 inches. The globe spins on a color-coordinated metal semi-meridian

bined with the expert cartography of National Geographic creates a learning tool that is fun and easy to use. The base is a matte brass finish. The 12" diameter model has an overall height of 15 inches and the 14" diameter model has an overall height of 17 inches.

and is sure to be the focal

Comes complete with a detailed instruction booklet and

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Illumination

Globes for the 21st

14-Inch Diameter Illuminated Globes

The 14-inch globes offer nearly 5,000 place names and the 12-inch globes offer 3,500 place names – including continents, countries, cities, bodies of water, bathymetric ocean data, hand-drawn physical relief, and a remarkably colorful display, in 17 layers of color printing.

Two Globes in One These globes are actually a combination of two globes: a political globe and physical globe. With the light off, each shows a wealth of highly accurate political information. With the light on, each displays exquisite hand-drawn relief and beautifully-hued physical features of the earth.

THE PINNACLE

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The Explorer

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THE VOYAGE

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This classic model will fit any décor. The Explorer features a walnut-finished wood base and a gold-toned semi-meridian. The 12" model stands at an overall height of 15 inches, and the 14" model stands at 17 inches. Both feature the unique dual map globe – political with the light off and physical with the light on. The Explorer is the perfect accent for any home or office.

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. With the light on, you see the physical world in

hand-drawn relief. The 17 layers that make up the map and its place-names are printed on special material that won’t wear off. Each globe comes with a booklet and a signed

Certificate of Authenticity. The Pinnacle, with an overall

height of 39 inches, features a burnished gold-toned semimeridian and an impressive walnut-finished wood floor

stand. The Voyage, with a gold-toned semi-meridian and

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walnut-finished wood base, stands at an overall height of 17


The Quest

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This brass finished base and illuminated National Geographic globe are a stunning combination. Available in 12" and 14" diameters, the globe features a wealth of information – political with the light off and physical with the light on. The 12" diameter model stands at 18 inches and the 14" diameter model stands at a regal 21 inches, and both feature a brass plated semi-meridian. The Quest is certain to be the highlight of any room.

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The Journey

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This simple, yet elegant base design, along with the 12" or 14" illuminated National Geographic globe, is the perfect addition to the home or office. With an overall height of 15 inches for the 12" model and 17 inches for the 14" model, both feature the unique dual map – political with the light off and physical with the light on.

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The Metropolis

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The Envoy

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This stylish walnut-finished wood floor stand and burnished gold-toned semi-meridian present the beautiful 14" illuminated National Geographic globe in a stately fashion. With an impressive overall height of 39 inches, The Envoy is both a lovely piece of furniture and a work of art, showcasing the political world with the light off and the physical world with the light on. This model is available in 14inch diameter only.

Shown Lit

This contempororary model is truly unique. The 12" diameter globe features the patented 2-globes-in-1 feature – with the light on you see the physical view of the earth and with the light off you see the political view. Standing at 17 inches in overall height , the semi-meridian and base are crafted with a beautiful matte silver-toned finish. The Metropolis is available only in 12-inch diameter.

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Classic

Globes for the 21st Century.

New Size!

The National Geographic Planet Earth The best-selling Planet Earth “day/night” globe is now available in a smaller size. This 10 ½” illuminated globe can be set for any time, date, and location to show hours of daylight and darkness, seasonal changes, and much more. The superb design and engineering, combined with

The 101/2-inch globes are highly detailed with information, especially for their size. Each features nearly 3,500 place names, including continents, countries, cities, bodies of water, bathymetric ocean data, handdrawn physical relief, and much more. These 101/2-inch globes represent the excellence of the art of globe-making and allow you to appreciate the intricacies of the Earth’s physical form as well as its political boundaries.

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learning tool and stylish addition to any room in the home or office. The semi-meridian and base are acrylic and fiberglass and are finished in a matte silver tone that compliments the globe. The overall height is 13 ½ inches.

Exploration Station

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We are excited to introduce the newest addition to the National Geographic globe line-The Exploration Station. The detail-rich National Geographic 10 1/2” Globe is paired with a custom designed base-perfectly sized to hold 12 issues of the uniquely sized National Geographic Magazine. For over 110 years, National Geographic Magazines have been collected and treasured by generations of members. This newly designed product gives them a perfect place to store and protect each month's issue as it arrives at their home or office. With the globe at their fingertips they can discover the locations and cultures written about within the pages of the magazine-bringing geography to life. It features a gold-tone semi-meridian and a time-dial for calculating international time zones. The base is made of wood and wood veneers with a rich cherry finish, perfect for any décor.

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101/2-Inch Diameter Classic Globes


The Adventure

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Elegant and highly educational, The Discover features the excellence of the National Geographic Society’s cartography at a very appealing price. The walnut-finished wood base and gold-toned semi-meridian, with an overall height of 15 inches, compliment the 101/2" diameter globe, and add classic styling to any desk or table top.

The Expedition

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The Early Explorer

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This model features the information-packed 101/2" diameter National Geographic globe on a sturdy and stylish black base. This model, with an overall height of 13 inches, is sure to provide years of exploration and education.

This distinctive model combines the informationpacked 12" National Geographic globe with a classically designed wooden floor stand. The base has a rich walnut finish, and the semi-meridian is gold toned. With an overall height of 36 inches, the Expedition makes the perfect addition to any home or office setting. The Expedition is available with a non-illuminated 12" diameter ball only.

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