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World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated

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Overview

National Geographic's World map is the standard by which all other reference maps are measured. The World map is meticulously researched and adheres to National Geographic's convention of making independent, apolitical decisions based on extensive research using multiple authoritative source.


The Decorator style World map uses a vibrant color palette that fills each country for easy identification and stunning shaded relief that will stand out as a beautiful piece of cartographic artistry. Drawn in the Winkel Tripel projection, distortions are minimized and unlike many other World maps, Greenland is show the same size as Argentina and not as the size of all of South America.


Thousands of place names are carefully and artistically placed on the map to maintain legibility even in the heavily populated ares of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Details include clearly defined international boundaries, cities, physical features, rivers, and ocean floor features. Corner inset maps feature vegetation and land use, and population density as well as the north and south polar regions.


Enlarged maps provide an immersive experience in any home or office environment. The exceptional cartography is even easier to appreciate at the larger size. The map is encapsulated in heavy-duty 1.6 mil laminate which makes the paper much more durable and resistant to the swelling and shrinking caused by changes in humidity. Laminated maps can be framed without the need for glass, so the frames can be much lighter and less expensive.

Please note: This item is not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Details

  • 73" x 48"
  • Scale = 1:18,366,000
  • Map Revised - 2015

About Our Maps

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.

Reviews

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World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated
 
3.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable information (5)
  • Well-made (5)
  • Fun to use (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Learning reinforcement (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a very, very beautiful map.

By Leon songbird

from Leon, Iowa

About Me Retired Like Geography

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy to Use
  • Educational
  • Fun to use
  • Reliable Information
  • Sturdy
  • Well-made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning reinforcement
    • Update Country Names

    Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

    I love this map. It was too big for me to hang myself, and the first thing the friend who helped me said was "this map is awesome!" I have it hanging right over my work desk (it nearly covers the wall behind it) so that if I read something making a geographic reference or hear a reference on TV I can quickly find the location. It adds a big splash of color to the wall. If it was 8' x 6' I would like it even better!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor Packaging-Product Damaged

    By KC

    from Durham,NC

    About Me Corporate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Very Detailed

    Cons

    • Poor Quality
    • Visually Unpleasing

    Best Uses

    • Face-to-Face Classroom
    • Meetings

    Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

    The map has great color and details, but arrived in poor shape due to the lack of packaging. Very disappointed in the torn sides and wrinkled appearance. The map has been laying flat for over a week and the wrinkles are apparent.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Slightly disappointed...

    By guscotle

    from nova scotia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reliable Information

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

      We bought this map to give as a wedding present to two teacher friends. Its a bit disappointing that it is 2007 but we did know that when we bought it. The bigger issue is that the laminating process has left the map looking a bit streaked in certain light conditions. We will still give it as a gift but would not likely order laminated product again.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Suberb Maps!

      By mjb3677

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Dad

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Easy to Use
      • Easy To View
      • Fun to use
      • Good Value
      • Reliable Information
      • Well-made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Learning reinforcement
        • Skill Enhancement
        • View Of Our World

        Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

        I've had this map for 9 years, as soon as it finally dies, I will buy another, and am considering buying similar US map. My kids are all growing up learning about the world from it as the primary guide to people and places.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I don't recommend it

        By National Geographic fan

        from Calgary, AB, Canada

        About Me Dad

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Reliable Information
        • Well-made

        Cons

        • Low Contrast
        • Not As Described

        Best Uses

        • Just As Decoration Maybe

        Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

        High quality map and lamination, but...

        The biggest problem I have with it, though, is the low contrast of the text against the background colours. The description said, brightly-coloured. Well, the map I received had quite dark, rich colours that first of all make the map look dark and gloomy, which I don't like, secondly, they make it difficult to read any text (countries, cities etc) due to very low contrast... I have a perfect vision, and even I struggle -- and it's a decent size map! Never had such issue with any map before, so it was no way anticipated.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful addtion to our classroom!

        By Silverrebelle

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Educator, pre-K though 12

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun to use
        • Well-made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Face-to-Face Classroom
          • Learning reinforcement

          Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

          We just hung this beautiful, 4' by 6' wall map in our classroom. The kids were so excited! They immediately wanted to find where they live and just about every other place they've ever been or heard of. I've got big plans including this map for teaching my children about countries and cultures around the world.

          The colors are vibrant and attractive, the size is really great for the kids to get up close and find things and the laminate will help keep it clean and protected for years of use. The product is exactly what I expected from National Geographic.

           
          4.0

          Excellent Product

          By Gramtravels

          from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

          About Me College/university, Corporate, Grandmother

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Aesthetically Appealing
          • Easy To Read
          • Fun to use
          • Good Value
          • Promotes participation
          • Reliable Information
          • Well-made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Education Wall Decoration

            Comments about World Decorator Wall Map, Enlarged and Laminated:

            My son had a map like this on his wall when he was a child and he maintains it is what sparked his interest in travel and world events. His early memories sparked me to use this updated map to decorate my grandson's room. If offers us many opportunities to discuss world events and to pinpoint them on the map. It also helps my grandson orient himself within a global perspective.

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