This National Geographic wall map features the countries bordering the "great inland sea"the Mediterranean. Exquisitely detailed, this reference map contains hundreds of place-names, many shown with their commonly recognized conventional (English) names. Physical geography details include shaded relief and cartographic patterns used to depict sand, lava fields, and areas below sea level. Also included are the elevations of major peaks and ocean soundings, both expressed in meters. This map also features a detailed transportation network including highways, roads, high-speed passenger railroads, and major airports.
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. Since 1888 the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established an unparalleled standard of achievement.