National Geographic Maps
World Executive Enlarged Wall Map, Dry Erase Ready-to-Hang
National Geographic's World map is the standard by which all other reference maps are measured. The World map is meticulously researched and adheres to National Geographic's convention of making independent, apolitical decisions based on extensive research using multiple authoritative source,
The Executive style World map uses an antique-style color palette and stunning shaded relief that provide a richness perfect for any decor. Drawn in the Winkel Tripel projection, distortions are minimized and unlike many other World maps, Greenland is show the same size as Argentina and not as the size of all of South America.
Thousands of place names are carefully and artistically placed on the map to maintain legibility even in the heavily populated ares of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Details include clearly defined international boundaries, cities, physical features, rivers, and ocean floor features. Corner inset maps feature vegetation and land use, and population density as well as the north and south polar regions.
Enlarged maps provide an immersive experience in any home or office environment. The exceptional cartography is even easier to appreciate at the larger size.
The map is encapsulated in heavy-duty 1.6 mil laminate which makes the paper much more durable and resistant to the swelling and shrinking caused by changes in humidity. Laminated maps can be framed without the need for glass, so the frames can be much lighter and less expensive. This version is dry erase laminated--featuring a specialty laminate that allows for dry erase markers to be used on the finished print and erased as desired.
Ready-to-Hang maps have rails at the top and the bottom to keep the map flat against the wall with two loops on the top rail for easy hanging. A package of wall hooks and nails completes the set.
- Map Scale = 1:18,390,000
- Sheet Size = 73" x 48"
- Winner of the 2001 Premier Print Award from Printing Industries of America for "a unique ability to create visual masterpieces"
- Winner of the 2002 Best Reference Map from the American Congress on Surveying & Mapping
- One-sided, ready-to-hang, dry erase laminated wall map