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.
The map is beautiful, with nice muted colors. I had debated between laminated or not, and ultimately decided on non-laminated. The paper is good quality and I'm happy with that decision.
I bought the United States map and the World map of the same coloring to use to track our travels, as the United States portion of World map is too small to pinpoint exact areas we have visited. My only critique is that these two complementary maps should be the same size. The World Map is a bit wider. Fortunately, they are the same height, so I was able to mount, frame and hang them side by side, and the width differences aren't noticeable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
It ripped the second I brought it home. I hated it! I tried sticking it back together with tape...no no no. It didn't work. I'm a 78 year old woman and I just can't believe that I would get something like that.I couldn't even see the words. It's just awful! TERRIBLE PRODUCT! [*].
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This brightly colored U.S. map is designed for
easy identification of each state and its unique urban and physical geography. It's a great resource for getting young explorers excited about geography. This version is laminatedfeaturing a "write and wipe" surface ...
Our most popular United States wall map features
all 50 states with insets for Alaska and Hawaii. All major cities, transportation routes, state boundaries, National Parks, inland waterways, and mountain ranges are clearly displayed and labeled. This version is enlarged ...
This colorful USA political map clearly shows state
boundaries, capitals, major highways, rivers, lakes, and many major cities. Insets show detail of Alaska and Hawaii. This version is laminatedfeaturing a "write and wipe" surface and durable plastic covering.