This map highlights the Earth's land and undersea forms with exquisite hand-painted relief. It was drawn in the Winkel Tripel projection to minimize distortion of the landforms. Two corner inset maps show the Earth's crust and world climatic zones.
43" x 30"; Scale: 1:38,931,000 or 1 inch = 523 miles
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