Atlantic-Centered World Executive Political Standard Wall Map Satin Laminated
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 sources.
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 shown 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 areas 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, population density, and the north and south polar regions.
The map is encapsulated in heavy-duty 1.7 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. Satin Lamination features glare-reducing qualities that provide a soft sheen. A satin finish is best suited for backdrop prints and displays receiving indirect, bright lighting.
Map Scale = 1:29,772,000
Sheet Size = 46" × 30.5"