Chart your past explorations, your travel destinations, or the roots of your family tree with our personalized, classic blue world map. National Geographic's award-winning cartography is available as a map that is yours to customize. Specify up to 70 characters of your choice for the map titleThe Wells Family Travels or The Hill-Brown Family's Genealogy, for example. Includes 20 each of five different colors of map pins to mark the locations that inspire memories and spark your imagination.
Please note: Personalized items cannot be returned unless damaged or defective. Please check your order carefully; once placed, your order for this item cannot be canceled. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Not available for shipment outside of the 48 contiguous United States.
Mounted. Choose from light, dark, or black wood frames made from a combination of very lightweight pine and durio, a southeast Asian tree chosen for its flexibility and good adhesion as a veneer.
38 1/2" x 26 1/2"
Scale: 1:45,500,000 or 1"=718 miles.
Please note: If you choose not to add a personalized name to your map, the framed area in the center bottom of the map will be blank. We cannot remove that framed area from the map image.
The legend reads:
Green pin indicates place visited in the world
Yellow pin indicates planned destination
Red pin indicates dream destination
Blue pin indicates location of family and friends
Black pin indicates genealogical roots
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. 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 a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.
Comments about National Geographic ''My World'' Personalized Map (Classic):
No mention was made in the online catalogue that the meanings of the pins would be in a box in the lower right hand corner. They do not correspond to what I wanted to show: previous posts, countries visited for work, countries visited for pleasure.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend