The Obelisk modern globe is inspired by a design of Frank Lloyd
Wright (1867 - 1959), considered to be America's greatest architect.
The cherry and maple hardwood combination* of the pedestal is a striking adaptation
of one of Mr. Wright’s vase designs. This was one of several concepts that he
developed in 1929.
The Obelisk's impressive
50-inch height and the clean lines of the solid hardwood
base provide an attractive backdrop for its 16-inch diameter ball.
Features a fully up
to date political map with antique color
antique style brass-plated
die-cast meridian (ring supporting the globe)
allows the ball to be turned 360°
for easy access to
thousands of points of interest
from any possible angle.
globe revolves within the meridian ring (East/West), and the meridian
swings within the
||16" (40 cm)
||Raised Relief **
Globe Model #22728 -
Made in USA
* A portion
of this globe's sales supports the conservation and education programs
of the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation.
Wood Finishes -
available upon request.
** Raised Relief-
to better emphasize the
mountainous areas of the world - there are ‘bumps’ on some areas of the
globe. They are called raised relief. They are there so that you
can ‘SEE & FEEL’ the mountains - although their actual height on the
globe does not have any relationship to the true relative heights of the
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