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Grosvenor Desk Globe

$85.00

Price: $85.00

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The new Grosvenor globe combines up-to-date National Geographic cartography with an antique look reminiscent of hand-drawn parchment maps of old. With more than 4,000 place-names and raised relief to suggest the Earth’s topography. Printed on paper gores over a plastic ball. The meridian and base are die-cast, antiqued brass-plated steel. Made in the U.S.A.


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12" diameter x 16 1/2"H. © 2011


National Geographic is proud to introduce our new line of globes for home, office, and classroom. Our floor-standing, tripod, and illuminated globes are all manufactured in the U.S. by Replogle, which has been making globes for more than 80 years. Each globe has more than 4,000 place names, printed on durable press-craft, plastic-impregnated paper.


Started in the founder’s basement at the height of the Depression, Replogle has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of fine globes. National Geographic’s award-winning cartography group was founded in 1915 and has helped shape our vision of the world through the art and science of mapmaking.


Each handsome globe comes with a certificate of authenticity.


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Grosvenor Desk Globe
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        With minor quality details

        Colors are great, as well as geographical information.
        The fine tape that covers both halves of the globe, wasn't well glued, in some parts of the globe it wasn't even covering the...Read complete review

        Colors are great, as well as geographical information.
        The fine tape that covers both halves of the globe, wasn't well glued, in some parts of the globe it wasn't even covering the fine separation line and in some other sections it was even inside the separation line within the globe itself.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Beautiful globe; Mounting poor

        The globe sphere is great. The mounting very poor. Globe drags in the latitude arc (frame). Globe top axle has about 1/4 inch slop. Not up to National Geographic quality I...Read complete review

        The globe sphere is great. The mounting very poor. Globe drags in the latitude arc (frame). Globe top axle has about 1/4 inch slop. Not up to National Geographic quality I expected. If I can not correct mounting tomorrow, it is going back.

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        4.0

        Our son LOVES it!!!!

        By Honor EOD

        from Dixon, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Detailed
        • Size

        Cons

        • Plastic

        Best Uses

        • Learning
        • School work

        Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

        Our son uses this globe to study the planet and countries, along with a large atlas from National Geographic I had bought myself 10 years ago (about time to upgrade that to a new version, LOL). This globe is great for younger children who want to learn about our world...and the relief is enough that he goes to the atlas to study an area and see even more detail about mountains or deep ocean areas. A great buy to further his learning and interest in the world we live in!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        With minor quality details

        By Rodolfo

        from Panama City, Panama

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beutiful Colors And Geogr

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

            Colors are great, as well as geographical information.
            The fine tape that covers both halves of the globe, wasn't well glued, in some parts of the globe it wasn't even covering the fine separation line and in some other sections it was even inside the separation line within the globe itself.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Geography

            from auburn, al

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                  Very nice looking and useful.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Imagin the world

                  By Globe trotter

                  from Franklin, TN

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                        This was a gift to our 5 year old grandson. It is a great way for him to comprehend the places we travel and what the earth is about.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Beauty

                        By MP

                        from Montreal, QC

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                        This globe is beautiful - the colour scheme and the relief detail are great. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the base/meridian material. It is however a high quality globe and I think it's well worth the price.

                        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Globe

                        By Muse

                        from Florida

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast delivery
                        • Great for a Gift
                        • Great price
                        • Right size for a desk

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                          Really looks great on a desk. Can see any country with just a spin.

                          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Beautiful globe; Mounting poor

                          By Mike

                          from Bartlesville, OK

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Halves alligned well
                          • The globe is great

                          Cons

                          • Mounting very poor
                          • South drags in frame

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                            The globe sphere is great. The mounting very poor. Globe drags in the latitude arc (frame). Globe top axle has about 1/4 inch slop. Not up to National Geographic quality I expected. If I can not correct mounting tomorrow, it is going back.

                            (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            A globe is essential in any household.

                            By Sam

                            from Safety Harbor, Florida

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Necessary learning tool

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                                A globe is as essential in business and households as tires on a car.

                                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                First globe arrived totally damaged.

                                By bill

                                from wichita falls, texas

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                                First globe arrived badly damaged. NG handled in a mos professional way. Second globe arrived in perfect condition.

                                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Beautiful globe

                                By Bobbie

                                from Greenwood, SC

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

                                Reasonably priced

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