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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
WALL MAPS
The World

Known for their detail and accuracy, National Geographic maps represent exhaustive research, include extensive detail, and make great use of color and graphic originality.

National Geographic maps are printed on paper and available either tubed or laminated.

Since the realization that the earth is round, mapmakers have struggled with finding the best way to show a round earth on a flat surface. The most commonly used map projections are:

Mercator Projection Robinson Projection Winkel Tripel Projection
The Mercator projection has straight meridians and parallels that intersect at right angles. Scale is true at the equator or at two standard parallels equidistant from the equator. The Robinson projection is based on tables of coordinates, not mathematical formulas. The projection distorts shape, area, scale, and distance in an attempt to balance the errors of projection properties. The Winkel Tripel Projection is a modification of the Robinson projection and was developed to minimize distortion relative to shapes, distances and perspective.

Some time back, the National Geographic Society changed the projection of their world map from the Robinson to the Winkel Tripel projection. The colorful maps include cities, landmarks, rivers, and country information as well as Arctic and Antarctic inset maps.

The world map is available in three versions: Political, Physical and Satellite

  • The political map, the one we most typically see, shows the political boundaries of the Earth.

  • The physical map highlights the Earth's land and undersea forms.

  • The satellite map is the most accurate map of Earth's surface and is produced from satellite data.
POLITICAL MAPS
The Political map is available in four combinations:
Classic, Executive, Explorer and Decorator
CLASSIC EXECUTIVE DECORATOR
Detail Sample Detail Sample Detail Sample
Classic Colors Antique-style Colors Vibrant Colors

The Classic series includes blue oceans and easy-to-read colorful boundaries. Features include thousands of named places such as countries, oceans, major cities, geographic features: prevailing winds and ocean currents at sea; insets showing the North and South Polar Regions, world vegetation and land use, and world population density.

This political map shows physical topography on land and under the oceans. The color scheme is styled like antique maps of centuries ago but the borders and country names are quite current.

While this colorful map is a political map it nevertheless shows physical topography on land and under the oceans. National boundaries are emphasized and rich, contrasting colors clearly delineate each country. Insets show world vegetation cover and landforms. A contrasting dark black border makes this world map a striking wall display.

 

Standard
44x30" 46x30" 46x30"
paper, tubed, $16.99 paper, tubed, $16.99 paper, tubed, $16.99
laminated, $24.99 laminated, $24.99 laminated, $24.99
Enlarged
69x48" 73x48" 73x48"
paper, tubed, $34.99 paper, tubed, $34.99 paper, tubed, $34.99
laminated, $59.99 laminated, $59.99 laminated, $59.99
Wall Mural (three sheets)
It may be the most impressive National Geographic ever made. The classic map of the world is enlarged to extraordinary mural size, where 1 inch represents 206 miles.
Three durable, self-adhering, latex-coated panels that hang like wallpaper combine to dramatically fill a very large' space. Complete with attachment instructions.
CLASSIC EXECUTIVE
110 x 76" 116x76"
Detail Sample Detail Sample
$99.99
$99.99
Also see Magna Carta/Interarts World Map
PHYSICAL AND SATELLITE MAPS
PHYSICAL - Ocean Floor SATELLITE
Detail Sample Detail Sample
The physical map highlights the Earth's land and undersea forms with hand-painted relief and includes two inset maps depicting the Earth's crust and world climatic zones. The satellite map is the most accurate map of Earth's surface and is produced from satellite data. The computer-generated composite map draws from more that 500 images to give one-kilometer detail and consistent representation of natural colors.
Standard
46 x 30" 43 x 30"
paper, tubed, $16.99 paper, tubed, $16.99
laminated, $24.99 laminated, $24.99
 
You may also find interesting:
MAPPING THE WORLD: An Illustrated History of Cartography
TRAVEL SERVICES
MAPS OF THE WORLD
THE CONTINENTS
THE AMERICAS & THE CARIBBEAN
ANTARTICA
ASIA & THE PACIFIC
EUROPE
 

"A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams."

Gilbert H. Grosvenor
National Geographic Society Editor
1903-1954
 
SPECIAL THINGS FOR MAP LOVERS
Wearin' the World Map Jacket
 
World Map Desk Pad
EURAIL PASSES
 
TRAVEL INSURANCE
 
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