This map is styled to appear like an antique, but it uses the most current and accurate data sources. It's a fully functional and useful map.
Clearly, what sets this map apart from other world maps is the distinct antique styling. Several aspects of the design contribute to the appearance of an antique map.
The color of the ocean is a tan brown and has the appearance of old paper. This was often how early cartographers would design maps because coloring large sections of paper a uniform color (blue, for example) was not practical.
The shading around the coast is also done with a darker gray that has the appearance of being hand drawn with a charcoal pencil.
The colors of the countries are also very unsaturated and dull, as if the map is faded. Also, the country shapes use a distinctive shading around the perimeter of the shape, which is how old maps distinguished countries and regions.
The colors used for text labels and lines like rivers, coasts, and roads are almost entirely colored with gray and brown.
Finally, throughout the map it has the appearance of surface textures and cracks and old worn paper.
Don't be deceived by the vintage style and appearance of this world map, it is completely up-to-date and makes a great reference map.
The map includes lots of useful layers and labels, including political information like countries, capitals, major cities, and roads, and also physical information like natural features, mountains, islands, rivers, lakes, and seas.
The map is loaded with labels of places, but is also very easy to read and locate prominent places.
This is likely the best decorative map you will find - providing an aura of sophistication and elegance to any space. It will make an instant focal point of a living room or home office, and provides professionalism to any business or office.
Combining its decorative value with the fact it also makes a great world reference, and you'll certainly see why this is our most popular map offered!
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