Massachusetts Map - Elevation Tints Map
Raven’s Massachusetts map is at twice the scale of nearly
all our other state titles, at 1:250,000 or about 4 miles to the inch. This
large scale shows clearly a remarkable level of detail.
The Berkshires really ARE mountains, the Connecticut River Valley is punctuated
by sharp ridges, Wachusett Mountain stands high above the low hills of Central
Massachusetts. Eastern Massachusetts is rock-ribbed New England with
innumerable post-glacial deposits, drowned valleys, and moraines isolated by
rising seas. The general picture comes into stark relief in this map.
Elevation Tints is the classic Raven Wall Map. It uses shaded relief to portray the land and combines shading with elevation tints-- a sequence of delicate hues and colors that portrays landforms--much more clearly than the abstraction of contour lines. Elevation colors make mountains, highlands, and valleys immediately obvious, from sea level at the Atlantic Ocean to Mount Greylock, 3,489'.