National Geographic Maps
World Atlantic-Centered Executive Political Standard Wall Map 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 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 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.
Standard sized maps make a perfect addition to any sized space. They are specially designed to maximize content in a smaller footprint than enlarged wall maps yet a larger footprint than poster sized wall maps. The map is packaged in a two inch diameter clear plastic sleeve.
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.
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.
- Ready-to-hang, laminated, one-sided wall map.
- Map Scale = 1:29,772,000
- Sheet Size = 46" × 30.5"