The award winning Terrestial Globe is on an off white background and features a 1790 map created by Giovanni Maria Cassini based on voyages by Captain James Cook. One of the first maps to feature the United States, and, Antartica is not shown as Capt. Cook didn't beleive it existed. Rotates using a combinatiaon of solar power and magnets - no cords or batteries! Sits on 3 prong acrylic base. 4.5 " in diameter.