A world reference map for the twenty-first century
Our Classic world map is a contemporary tribute to the familiar schoolroom map and is perfect for map-lovers of all ages.
This projection gives a unbiased balance between shape and size to the countries and continents. It is widely respected having been brought to prominence by the National Geographic. Arthur Robinson worked by eye to create this solution to the age-old problem of flattening a sphere, and we particularly enjoy the shapely curves of the meridian lines.
Such a classically good-looking map is worthy of some great colour, so we've updated the frosty old pastels of the schoolroom with vibrant, eye-popping inks that will make your map the centrepiece of any room. We have a colour scheme to suit every taste, from stately monochrome to brilliant hypercolour, all with our signature metallic seas and glossy landmasses.
This map is full of useful information, so don't be surprised if you are tempted to take it down the pub to settle an argument or two. Tectonic plates, sea depth layers, North and South Pole projections as well as all the usual mountain ranges, rivers and city data, make this map an ideal point of reference for the whole family.
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.
Details: Country boundaries, capital and major cities, rivers, highest peaks, sea depths, North/South Pole projections and a shaded physical relief layer.
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.
Paper dimensions: 130 x 72cm.
Scale: 1:35,000,000 (approximately)