Mexico - Elevation Tints Map
Our map of Mexico uses elevation tints in subtle hues of green, tan, and brown to show the differences in elevation throughout Mexico, from sea level to the stratovolcano Pico de Orizaba (18,491') the highest point in Mexico and the third highest on the North American continent.
Mexico’s environment ranges from the most
extreme desert, along the Gulf of California, to lush tropical jungles
along its southern coast.
Its border with the United States is low and level, by Mexican
if not by U.S. standards. Rugged mountains border a central region of
high country leading to the spectacular (and very active) volcanic
plateau, with 18,000 foot snow peaks. Mexico is very much more than beach resorts.
This Mexico topographic map displays an incredible amount of detail, from cities, highways, and mountain ranges, to valleys, rivers, and small towns. The elevations of Mexico are represented by color, and this, in combination with our special relief shading technique, gives the map a lush, 3-dimensional look.
Scale: 1:2,500,000 1"= about 40 miles