World Map - Polyconic Projection
Vintage Shaded Relief World Map - Polyconic Projection
These are NOT 3D maps. They are 2D maps printed of a flat surface. These are decorative maps, not for study, reference or close-ups. Note that the Great Lakes are not visible on these maps for technical reasons.
ABOUT THE MAP
Polyconic Projection Map: the name translates into "many cones" and it is created by lining up an infinite number of cones along the central meridian. This affects the shape of the meridians. Unlike other conic projections, the meridians are curved rather than straight. Projection is neither conformal nor equal-area and it is appropriate for regions of predominant north-south extent. Projection was developed by Ferdinand R. Hassler in 1820. This beautiful World Map shows land cover and ocean depth in a natural style, created to show the relief of the continents in a vintage and contemporary way. Relief is obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). We focus on every detail of production and all our products are carefully designed and packaged to enrichen your home. Our maps are also great gifts.
You can read more and about how we do these maps HERE
FRAMES AND PAPERTwo options available: unframed printed map (frames are not included in this option) and framed map (black and white frames available).
A museum quality poster made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with this poster that are sure to brighten any wall. Frames are not included in this option.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Unframed maps are shipped in tubes.
A framed, enhanced poster whose museum-quality giclée Epson matte paper will give your design a polished look. It's already framed, and ready to adorn any room you wish.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame from renewable forests
• .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Black, white and red oak frames available.
FULFILLMENT AND SHIPPING
• Free shipping worldwide!
• How long does fulfillment take? 2-7 business days from January to October and 2-10 in November and December.
• What is the estimated delivery time? 3-21 business days after fulfillment, depending on the destination country:
USA and Canada: 3-14 days.
Europe: 3-21 days.
Other countries: 3-21 days (sometimes some more days).
Read more about refunds and returns HERE
Let me know if you have any doubts. Thank you very much!
Hi! We are really glad that you are interested in our maps! We make maps because we love geography and art. With this short text, we try to explain how we make the maps:
This are old maps restored and combined with a modern relief map created with elevation satellite data (printed in 2D, maps are flat to touch), showing the relief of the places in a vintage and contemporary way, giving them a new perspective.
Relief is obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and we use some softwares and techniques to make the maps look like they have a real relief. Some maps do not have an old base, they are just relief maps, and just stylized to look like antique or modern maps. Some maps, such as those of the moon and planets and world maps can also go through this process too. All other maps are all based on old maps.
Making these maps is not an easy thing. To sum up, the process can be seen in the images below: