Chart your past explorations, your travel destinations, or the roots of your family tree with our personalized, earth-toned 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.
I bought this map as a gift for my husband who was describing this exact product only days before I found it in the NG catalog. Despite the price, I purchased it along with...Read complete review
I bought this map as a gift for my husband who was describing this exact product only days before I found it in the NG catalog. Despite the price, I purchased it along with an extra set of pins. The map was delivered much faster than I expected and the quality is gorgeous. The text is crisp and clear, many major cities are labeled within each country (which I didn't expect with a map of this size), and the color is perfect. The frame is light but sturdy. Though I haven't hung it up yet (it's a Christmas gift), I think it will look lovely with our decor.
The only cons are the price of the map and the pins. I also agree with a previous reviewer that I don't like the legend for the pin colors - it would have suited us better to use the black pins for something else other than our heritage. Now we either have to choose to not use the black pins, or to paste something over that section of the legend. Neither seem like good choices. I'd also like it if we could purchase separate color bags of pins rather than a mix bag (since the color we want to use most is the green and red).
Overall I'd recommend this product, but I hope NG offers some alternatives for the product in the future to improve it for future buyers!
Most Liked Negative Review
Disappointing quality at that price. Frame is light weight plastic and the picture wire broke the first night it was hung, dropping the whole thing onto the floor. Fortunately, it didn't damage the...Read complete review
Disappointing quality at that price. Frame is light weight plastic and the picture wire broke the first night it was hung, dropping the whole thing onto the floor. Fortunately, it didn't damage the frame or map. I expected more from a National Geographic product.
Comments about National Geographic "My World" Personalized Map - Dark Frame:
We use this map to check off where we have been and where we would like to go. Probably great for the up and coming but very useful for us almost retired to consolidate thoughts and see what is left in life.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend