- COUNTRIES ARE SHOWN IN THE CORRECT SIZE AND PROPORTION
Many other maps like the popular Mercator projection distort the shapes of countries. Greenland and Africa should not be the same size! Africa is 14x larger than Greenland.
- THE BEST MAP FOR TEACHING
The Mercator projection seen in most publications was developed for navigation, not understanding geography! Teach with a correct projection and understand the world in the right proportion.
- HIGH-QUALITY PRINTING AND LAMINATION
Map is printed with archival-quality inks on 36lb bright-white paper and laminated versions are laminated with a satin-finish 1.7mil lamination on each side. Shipped rolled in a tube (NOT FOLDED!).
- SOOTHING COLORS, MOST UP TO DATE MAP
Expertly-designed with up to date geographic data and labels in a color palette that’s easy on the eyes.
- DESIGNED & PRINTED IN THE USA
Designed by a family-run map company. We’ve shipped 100,000+ maps in our 30 years in business. All our products include a lifetime money-back satisfaction guarantee!
The Scottish cartographer James Gall published a scientific paper that included an image of his Gall Orthographic Projection in 1885. This idea was revolutionary at the time because it’s an equal area projection that shows countries in the proper size and proportion to each other.
Many popular modern maps continue to show large distortions in country size. For example, Greenland and Africa appear to be the same size on the Mercator projection, when in fast Africa is 14x larger than Greenland.
Our map was plotted using Gall’s math then expertly designed to create the most legible version of this projection available. The labeling is detailed and clear. The design elements are classic and clean. The color palette is pleasing to the eye and country borders are easily identifiable. The map includes a relief layer that displays changes in topography and even ocean floor depths. We’re a family-run small-business and we sincerely appreciate you being our customer!
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.