Have you ever seen such an exquisite wall map? On Raven Maps, the landforms have been shaded to give them a unique three-dimensional appearance. They are not raised 3-D maps – they just look that way.
Another detail: shading is applied as if the sun were in the northwest, casting a shadow across the landforms. That’s true of every Raven Map. Then elevation tinting and shading allows the viewer to immediately visualize the landforms – as if looking at the actual landscape. Using colors ranging from greens for the lower elevations, rising through yellows, tans, browns, greys and finally, white for the -highest ridges, you can see at a glance a breathtaking landscape relief.
Named on the maps are mountains, plains, and valleys. Rivers and lakes too. State capitals and county seats as well. Even major highways are identified. But nothing is obtrusive. It’s all elegant and understated.
Stunning Large Format Maps
Raven Maps are large. From coffee table to love seat sized. In fact, an outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle dubbed them ‘mega maps’. Their large size gives us room to incorporate incredible details – and to make a statement on your wall. Check the dimensions on each map to ensure you know the visual impact it will make - and how much wall space you’ll need to set it off just right.
Our large-scale maps come laminated or plain and are shipped in very sturdy cardboard tubes. They are carefully rolled inside a protective wrapping within that tube for worry-free shipping. They are all suitable for framing.
Raven Maps make great gifts. Many people are stumped about what to get a loved one that’s both out of the ordinary and personalized. A map may be the answer to your gift dilemma. It says you know what state they hail from or dream of going to – and that they have an appreciation for finely crafted items. Your gift recipient will love to hang their large-scale map prominently in their home or office.
Let’s Talk About Fine Art Prints Of Our Maps
Our Fine Art Map Prints are produced via digital ink jetting on archival papers. The ink will neither fade nor deteriorate for decades or even generations. The special long lasting paper is unaffected by humidity and resistant to many other weather and wear factors.
The Fine Art Map Prints are printed individually and as such can be considered custom runs of one. They are precision printed and the sharpness and visual quality are unparalleled. These maps just draw you in.
And consider this: many of the state maps come in four different versions. You can buy the classic ‘Elevation Tints’, ‘Land Cover’, ‘Night Views’ or ‘Landforms and Rivers’ versions of many state maps. Look at the state map dropdowns to see which versions are available.