World Map - Van der Grinten Projection
Vintage Shaded Relief World Map - Van der Grinten 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
The Van der Grinten I projection is polyconic projection of the world in a circle. Projection gives similar look of continents as they are on the Mercator projection except that it portrays the world with a curved graticule. This beautiful World Map shows land cover in a natural style, created to show the relief of the continents in a vintage and contemporary way. The 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 enrich your home. Our maps are also great gifts.
You can read more and about how we create these maps HERE
FRAMES AND PAPER
There are three options available: unframed posters (frames are not included), framed maps (black, white, and red oak frames), and aluminum prints.
A museum-quality poster printed on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful map to your room and office with this poster that will surely 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
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Unframed maps are shipped in tubes.
A framed map with museum-quality matte paper that will add a refined touch to your home decor. It comes pre-framed and ready to adorn any room you wish.
• Semi-hardwood frame made from renewable forests
• 0.75” thick frame
• Acrylite plexiglass front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Frames available in black, white, and red oak options.
Visually striking, polished, and built to last. Our stylish aluminum prints are designed with superior quality and a clean finish. Frames are not necessary and not included.
• Premium 3mm Dibond aluminum material that ensures high durability and scratch resistance for years.
• Hanging kit and instruction included.
• The print itself is matte and glare-free, giving it a timeless and classic look.
FULFILLMENT AND SHIPPING
Free shipping worldwide!
- How long does fulfillment take? 2-5 business days from January to October and 2-10 in November and December.
- What is the estimated delivery time? 2-21 business days after fulfillment, depending on the destination country:
USA: 2-7 days.
Europe and Canada: 3-14 days.
Other countries: 3-21 days (occasionally a few more days).
Read more about refunds and returns HERE
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you very much!
Hello! We are really glad to see that you are interested in our maps! We create maps because we love geography and art. With this brief text, we aim to explain how we create these maps.
These are old maps that have been restored and merged with modern relief maps created using satellite elevation data (printed in 2D – the maps are flat to the touch), displaying the relief of places in a vintage and contemporary manner, giving them a new perspective.
The relief data is obtained from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), and we use some software and techniques to make the maps look like they have real relief. Some maps are not based on old maps; they are just stylized to appear antique or modern. Other maps, such as those of the moon, planets, and world maps, can also undergo this process. All the other maps are based on old maps.
Creating these maps is not an easy task. To summarize, the process can be seen in the images below: