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Grosvenor Desk Globe

$85.00 Sale Price:   $64.99

Price: $85.00 Sale Price:   $64.99

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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.


The globe is named after National Geographic magazine’s first editor, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, who was appointed by Alexander Graham Bell as the Society’s first full-time employee. He served as president and editor from 1899 through 1954.


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  • Not available for shipment outside of the 48 contiguous United States and Canada
  • Sorry, no PO or APO/FPO addresses
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12" diameter x 16 1/2"H.


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.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Grosvenor Desk Globe
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)

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.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Gorgeous Globe

By AP

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Globe
  • Great Details
  • Much Appreciated Gift

Cons

  • Nothing Bad To Say

Best Uses

    Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

    I loved this globe so much I bought a second one as a gift for my sister. The colors and details are absolutely beautiful.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic look, newest information!

    By SarahTheTraveler

    from Marietta, Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

    Looks great in my office. I love that it can be updated at any time with replacement globes as needed and that it looks vintage to match my office decor, yet has the newest info on it. Very pretty piece.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great globe at a reasonable price/

    By Leon the mountain man

    from Red Lodge, Montana

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

    Great to find places that are in the news.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    handsome and useful

    By Nuts for maps

    from Tri-Cities, WA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handsome Globe
    • Quality good

    Cons

    • South Hard To Visualize

    Best Uses

    • Useful Reference

    Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

    This is intended as a gift. It's handsome and well constructed. Not as detailed as one I received in the 1980's. The one drawback is that it doesn't rotate so the southern hemisphere can be visualized from the top.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

    (9 of 9 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

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Geography

        from auburn, al

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Grosvenor Desk Globe:

        Very nice looking and useful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Imagin the world

        By Globe trotter

        from Franklin, TN

        Verified Buyer

        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

        (8 of 8 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.

        (9 of 10 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.

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