This extra large world globe on a wooden floor stand may look like an Old World antique globe replica, but the stunning terrestrial globe actually features a modern world map with political boundaries that have been updated in by the Italian team of expert cartographers at Zoffoli. The Mercatore floor-standing globe brings the traditional style of a 16th or 17th century piece of vintage period furniture to any room for class, yet the decorative, rotating world globe is also a valuable educational and geographical globe for reference.
Resting on a hand-cut chestnut color floor stand made from tanganyka wood, the extra large, 24-inch rotating world globe is surrounded by a lovely moveable calibrated meridian made of brass-finished aluminum.
The terrestrial globe by Zoffoli is, of course, made in Italy and features a detailed, geographical world globe map with political boundaries and features over a thousand place names. The UV resistant terrestrial globe sphere includes labels for oceans, continents, countries, major cities and all U.S. states. The geographical and decorative world globe boasts incredible geographical detail of countries and major cities of the in both the original language and English, as well as capitals, main rivers, most important mountain ranges and all islands around the world.
This combination of a modern updated world globe with vintage furniture style from the Geographica Collection is a true example of why Zoffoli leads the world in the reproduction of antique globes and bar globes. Zoffoli has been handing down the art of making globes and globe bars for generations and has now perfected adding a lovely vintage look to modern globes and contemporary bar globes.
The Mercatore floor-standing earth globe sphere is available in traditional light blue or apricot.
Gerardus Mercator, the namesake of this extra large world globe, is best known for his work in cartography, In 1569 he created a world map which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines and was the first to call a collection of maps an Atlas.
Specifications of the Mercatore floor-standing globe:
– Globe diameter 24” (60 cm)
– Overall area 33 1/2” x 33 1/2” (85 cm x 85 cm)
– Height 37 1/2″ (95 cm)
– Weight 77 lb (35 kg)
Globe: cellulose, polymer
Floor stand: solid hardwood
Meridian hoop: aluminum
– Glassware not included
– Simple assembly required