The Imus United States wall map is one of our most popular US maps. It’s officially titled, “The Essential Geography of the United States of America.”
The map is the work of cartographer David Imus, whose effort won him the best in show award by the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. Many maps are made by programs that place labels with an algorithm. David developed this map manually. The process took over 6,000 hours but the result is a map with labels that are pleasing to the eye and easy to read.
One notable difference between this map and most others is that it doesn’t fill each state with a different color. Instead, the state borders are shaded, which leaves the body of the map cleaner-looking. Subtle shaded relief can be found through the map to indicate elevation. Key attractions are also labeled for each major city, another perk not often seen in maps of this size.
Size: 50” x 33″
Finishing Option Descriptions
Most wall maps are offered in a variety of finishing options. If you need a map that’s ready to hang on the wall, we can frame or martin mount your map to save you time and money. Here are the details, contact us with questions.
Paper finishing is the most economical option. Most maps are printed on premium 36lb paper. Waterproof paper is also available for functional maps that may be used outdoors.
Paper maps are printed then run through our laminator that secures 1.7mil-thick satin-gloss-finished lamination on the front and back. Use map stickers and wet-erase markers on your map.
Paper maps are printed then laminated with 1.7mil-thick satin lamination onto 1/4″-thick foamcore. You can use map pins, stickers, or wet-erase markers with our mounted maps.
First, we laminate the map then we mount wood rails at the top and bottom of the map. The front side of each rail is finished with a black or walnut finish. The sides and back are unfinished. Sawtooth hardware is fixed to the back of the top rail, so it’s ready to hang. Use stickers or wet-erase markers on your map.
First, we laminate the map onto foamcore then we mount wood rails at the top and bottom of the map. The front side of each rail is finished with a black or walnut finish. The sides and back are unfinished. Sawtooth hardware is fixed to the back of the top rail. Use map pins, stickers, or wet-erase markers on your maps.
Maps are laminated onto foam core then secured into the frame. The engineered molding is made from recycled wood in either a black or walnut-finish. Most map moldings are 2″ x 3/4″ but maps 24″ x 36″ and under use a 1.25″ wide molding. You can use map pins, stickers, or wet-erase markers on all our framed maps.