What’s amazing about a Raven Map is that you see the full vista of your state as well as its finest details. These are exquisite expressions of the width and breadth of a favorite location. You get two perspectives in one impressive piece. That’s one reason why the Wall Street Journal has said that Raven Maps are “The World’s Most Beautiful Maps”.
The New York Times said Raven Maps are “so exquisitely tinted and shaded that mountains seem to rise from the page and valleys appear to be gently cupped by landforms, even though the maps are flat".
You’ll have an irresistible urge to immerse yourself in one. You can mind-travel and lollygag when a finely crafted Raven Map sits prominently on your wall. They are made for gazing – at land formations, at meandering rivers, at the sheer distances within a stunning state.
What draws you in further is the precision of the map as well as its delicate tints and hues. The colorization is artfully done – and everything is in perfect proportion. Raven maps are designed to reveal landform patterns, which are either ignored or barely legible on most maps. Roads are de-emphasized, county lines left off, and landforms brought to the foreground.
Unique Shading Techniques
A Raven Map is a piece of art. The intensity of the shading signifies a change in elevation. You’re instantly transported to the tops of mountains and hills. You’re at peace in the light green folds of a deep valley. It’s all so well integrated and it feels quite enthralling. The unique shading techniques make it an immersive experience. You really sense that this land is your land – from the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream Waters!
By comparison, other maps are utilitarian – sure, they get you from one place to the other. But even wall-sized versions of the typical road atlas lack the essential elegance of a Raven Map. Incredibly detailed, Raven Maps are the product of a consummate cartographer. And a masterful illustrator. They command the walls they are displayed on.
Use Raven Maps to search for property. To plan a vacation. To share with your family as you envision your retirement in the mountains. To reminisce about the fishing trip you took by canoe. To display.
It’s as if you are there, all over again. Or for the very first time.
Before going, you’re already gone.