4.6 billion years of geological history distilled into one incredible map.
2015 marked the 10th anniversary of The Future Mapping Company, so we celebrated double digits with double the colour in our World Geology Map.
This ten colour print is a birthday treat for the eyes, in all of our trademark metallic and bold eye-popping inks. You get laser vision of all the mega-structures and most important geological groups that have resulted from the turbulent history of the Earth's surface over 4.56 billion years.
Who needs a visit to the Natural History Museum!
The Winkel Tripel projection produces a wonderfully spherical-looking map, lending a graceful curve to the major oceans, highlighted by their geological contours. Our World Geology Map can be used to trace different lithospheric plates, sub-plates and micro-plates that make up the surface of our planet. You could use it to get to know your Chronostratigraphic units from your Large Igneous Provinces, your Abyssal Plains from your Mid-Oceanic Ridges, or you could just revel in the extraordinary beauty of mapped data.
We print our maps on to the highest quality FSC approved silk-coated paper using a lithographic printing process. This works like a mechanised version of traditional screen-printing. A plate is made for each colour and then laid down individually, offering a stunning-quality print, with great definition and colour impact. A sealer is applied to protect the inks and gloss UV varnish used to add contrast and highlight boundaries.
Plastic Coated:We encapsulate the map in plastic to create a durable write-on/ wipe-off finish. Perfect for children or anyone with sticky fingers.
Magnetic:We mount our plastic coated map on to flexible sheet metal to create a durable, wipeable, magnetic surface. The map features magnetic strips on the back to enable you to fix it to the wall with ease. We supply stainless steel magnetic balls to mark points of interest and strong steel cylinders to convert the map in to a notice board.
Framed:We frame our maps without glass to display the print quality in all its glory. The sealed finish allows your map to be cleaned gently with a damp cloth.
Framed Magnetic:This option combines the interactive nature of the magnetic map with the sharp presentation of our professional framing service.
Hanging Rails: The rails come in two parts and work through the power of magnetism. The first piece is attached to your wall with rawl plus and screws (supplied). Your map is then sandwiched between this and the top rail by magnets in the rails. Sold in pairs so that you have a second rail to weigh the bottom of the map down.
Warning: Our maps are approximately a million times more beautiful in real life than on your computer screen. The luminous colour and glossy metallics have been known to cause palpitations, so have a chair handy when it arrives.
1960 x 1000mm
Scale: 1:22,000,000 (approximately)