|"Worlds most beautiful
maps" Wall Street Journal
California Large Map by Raven
100% Laminated with "rails"
for wall hanging
Note from Bob: This map is laminated on
both sides and the "rails" allow the map to be hung directly on hooks. The
"rails" are walnut colored and are carefully attached to the top
and bottom of the map so the map can be hung from hooks and also allows the map to be
rolled and shipped in a tube. If you plan to mount the map, I would recommend that you
purchase the map just laminated as the rails will have to be removed for mounting and
framing the map.
The lamination allows the maps to be used and somewhat abused which adds to the long term
life of the map.
This also makes the map waterproof, tearproof, markable, wipeable, and should last and
last and last. Buy one for yourself, your best friend and
your library. A lasting gift.
This map is also available
Framed in a beautiful Gold colored frame.
First, we take the laminated map and mount it to backing board that allows
you to insert locating push pins on the map. It also makes the map firm and
enhances the ink and makes the map look better.
Next, we mount the map in a very nice Gold colored frame. The frame is made for wall mounting and
has a wire on the back that allows you to hang the framed map on
any suitable wall with a nail or some other item that will hold
up about 10 pounds.
Last, we carefully pack the map complete in
a packing system we have developed to insure that the framed map
arrives without damage. Additionally we insure the shipment just
in case a forklift falls on it.
|MAP Laminated with a Gold
Packing & Insurance
Maps must be accurate, but they should also be
beautiful. Raven's state maps were prepared using base materials originally produced by
the U.S. Geological Survey for their definitive 1:250,000
scale series. These extremely detailed bases identify thousands of features, such as even
minor lakes and streams ignored by most maps. Raven Maps brings the U.S.G.S. materials up
to date with current roads and reservoirs. We then go far beyond the originals by adding
color tints to depict elevation. The colors progress from greens at lower elevations,
through yellows and browns, to grey and finally white at the highest altitudes in the
mountainous states. This sequence of color steps replaces the abstraction of contour lines
with a graphic picture of elevation and,
in combination with the relief shading, of the entire landform. (On the Hawaii map, the
technique is extended to the ocean floor, with a startlingly three-dimensional look.)
|MAP 100% Laminated
Packing & Insurance