Humboldt - Vibrant World Push Pin Travel Map

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$39.00

Size Guide
Most orders ship next day!

Standard maps will enter production right away, within the next business day. Larger orders may take more time.

We'll select the optimal shipping method for fast delivery, with standard orders arriving within 2-5 days after shipping.

All push pin board maps (framed or canvas wrap) include push pins, are easy to hang, and ship free in the continental US. These are hand made for you and will require 1-3 days to craft.

For personalized maps we collaborate closely to guarantee satisfaction. Expect a proof to be sent to you. Your swift responses will facilitate the production and shipping process - we won't ship until you're happy with your design.

30 day returns.

If there are any problems with your map we will take care of you. Returns for all maps are straightforward and hassle-free.

For personalized maps, engaging with the email proofs we send ensures that the final product meets your expectations precisely.

We have 30+ years of cartography experience, meticulously craft each order by hand to ensure excellence, and 100% guarantee your satisfaction. We produce maps that are built to last, with state of the art production and archival quality materials.

Personalize Your Map

Customize with quotes, legends, or dedications using "Personalize Map" options to craft your masterpiece map. Or reach out to us if you don't see the option you want.

We collaborate with you from design to approval of your proof so that you are 100% happy before we print and ship.

Our excellent customer service is always open to you.

Humboldt World Travel Map: A Vibrant Exploration of the Globe

Dive into the vivid colors of the world with the Humboldt World Travel Map. This eye-catching map is impressive and a delight to explore. The map is designed to spark curiosity and learning about the diverse landscapes and cultures across the globe. Perfect for travelers, students, and geography enthusiasts, this map blends historical elegance with precision cartography.

Detailed and Colorful Representation

Featuring a bright palette that distinguishes countries, islands, and oceanic features, this map captures the attention of any viewer. Each country and major city is clearly marked, making it easy to locate iconic travel destinations and natural wonders—from the fjords of Norway to the deserts of Africa.

Enhanced Cartographic Features

  • Worldwide Coverage: Includes every recognized country, island nations, major cities and landmarks across the world.

  • Cultural and Geological Insights: Highlights cultural heritage sites, geological wonders, and unique places across every continent, inviting exploration and discovery.

  • Scientific Oceanography: Incorporates NOAA bathymetry data, illustrating the seafloor’s topography with details on oceanic ridges and plate tectonics.

  • Educational Value: Offers a treasure trove of information that could take decades to fully explore, perfect for educational settings or personal study.

State-of-the-Art Mapping Technology: Utilizing advanced GIS software, the map ensures up-to-date political boundaries and geographical data. It's mounted on a high-quality pin board, ideal for tracking past travels or planning future adventures.

Striking Design and Durability: The Humboldt Map's design features a crisp white background that enhances the colorful landmasses and detailed oceanography. Named after the renowned geographer Alexander von Humboldt, it reflects his legacy in providing detailed, scientific insights into the natural world.

Each map is individually made in our state-of-the art Map Studio, located in Pleasanton, California. As professional Geographers, we set out to produce the maps are Fine Artwork and strong materials that are built to last a lifetime. 

Ideal for Multiple Settings: Whether for a classroom, a home office, or a living room, this map serves as both an educational resource and a striking decor piece. Its durability and detailed design make it a valuable investment for anyone interested in the world's diversity and beauty.

Explore, learn, and celebrate the world's intricacies with the Humboldt World Travel Map, a must-have for any map lover or adventurous spirit.

Additional Map Features:

✪ This is a comprehensive map of the world with every country, major cities, and iconic travel destinations. 
Global Landmarks: Marks current Wonders of the World and over 100 other must-see places.
✪ All 63 US National Parks and notable National Parks around the world.
Mountain Peaks: Identifies the tallest peaks on each continent, adding a challenge for climbers and geography buffs alike.
✪ Oceanic Details: ocean tectonic ridges and basins.  Prominent currents and trade winds. 

Coordinating USA Map:  Want a larger USA Map to display with the world map? The Humboldt World Map pairs with our White USA Map.  The map was designed with the same colors. The colors of the USA states on the world map match the colors of the states on the USA map.  

Primary Colors:  a mix of blue, green, purple, whites

What is the difference between the maps?  Check out this outline of our world Map Comparisons.

Applications:  This modern world map design is ideal for home and office decor.  Reference the map over your lifetime and plan your adventures. 

A Great Gift:  Travelers, Adventures, and Geography enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the map for years to come.  Share this impressive map as a wedding or anniversary gift.  The map is recommended for all ages!

Optionally Personalize your map:  You can make it your own by adding a custom title, subtitle, legend, and our unique map compass.  For ideas on custom titles, see the "Travel Quotes" section to the right on desktop or below on mobile.

 

How it Works

Just like your lifetime of adventures, your map will be one of a kind: made to order and hand crafted just for you. Use our image examples as a guide to tell us about your personalization.

Your inspiration will be incorporated with our cartography to build your masterpiece map. When you approve the design it will be hand crafted here at our studio in Pleasanton, California to your specs and delivered to your door.

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Pins Included With Mounted Maps

Made In USA

Made In USA - Pleasanton, CA

Specs & Construction

Museum Quality Fine Art Production: We have built the finest map production studio in the USA, investing in the best printers and using only archival quality materials! We use specialized printing equipment that produces the finest quality prints to display clear labeling, vivid geography, and oceanography. If you are in the area, come visit us in Pleasanton, California!

Each of our maps are the product of years of research, backed by decades of professional GIS, cartography, and design experience. We keep no stock - every single map we produce is a custom production, made to order just for you. We love personalizing our maps to give you the highest quality experience.

Map Size Selection:  The biggest factor in displaying a detailed map is the size. We can produce this map in these sizes: 24x16", 30x20", 36x24", 48x32", 60x40", and 72x48".  

The 60x40" and 72x48" sizes are available as Rolled Prints or as a 3-Panel Canvas Wrap (premium and highest-quality craftsmanship).

The larger the size, the more impressive the display and view of the details in the map.

Need a small USA map that will fit in a limited space, the 24x16" and 30x20" inch size is so charming.

If you will be working with a local framer to display one of our paper or canvas posters in a custom frame, we will be able to accommodate any size between our standard offerings (though not deviating from our 1.5 aspect ratio), and include any margin you specify. Reach out to collaborate.

Framed Map Size vs. Outside Dimensions: Our sizing choices specify the size of the printed map itself. Our frame options will increase the overall size of your final product depending on your selection.

For example:

  • Maps sized 24 x 16 inches will total 26.5 x 18.5 inches with the frame
  • Maps sized 30 x 20 inches will total 34 x 24 inches with the frame
  • Maps sized 36 x 24 inches will total 40 x 28 inches with a selection of a 2-inch frame
  • Maps sized 48 x 32 inches will total 52 x 36 inches with a selection of a 2-inch frame

For specific dimensions, see our page on Map Finish Options

100% Made in the USA by a Small Women-Owned Business.  What sets our business apart from most map companies: we are a team of professional Geographers, Cartographers, and Environmental Scientists. We have a passion for making maps and take the profession seriously - to produce beautiful and accurate maps. We apply thousands of layers using GIS and use optimal projections that reduce distortions. Special cartographic features are intricately made on the map and carefully labeled. We include special details that most of our competitors miss - such as real oceanography, accurate projections, and comprehensive labeling and referencing. Our passion and master craftsmanship make our map art stand out.

What's Included

What's Included with a Canvas Wrap or Framed Map:  500 Map pins and pin case. Each push pin map is individually made to order with archival quality materials. The print is mounted to gatorfoam pinboard, which will not warp, bend, or crush like cork or foamcore. We prepare the map with premium hanging hardware so you can start pinning your adventures immediately. This exclusive hanging solution keeps the map stable on your wall, even while pinning where you've been. The map is nicely packaged and shipped in a large box, ready to give as a gift.

What's Included with a Rolled Poster Map: Pins are not included by default, be sure to add pins in the order options if you plan to create your own push pin map. Gem stickers work well when the map isn't mounted to pin board. Consider adding a poster hanging kit to your order if you're not sure how you'll display your poster.

Poster Prints: Each one of our maps is crafted individually, unlike mass-produced alternatives.

Our posters are available in various sizes, all tailored to fit standard frames, we include an additional margin in the print to prevent coverage by the frame's lip. If you intend to DIY a push pin map with one of our posters, be sure to let us know in the order notes in your cart to adjust the print margins to your specs. To maintain the map's impeccable condition, it is carefully rolled with a robust tube, eliminating any possibility of folds or creases during transportation.

Corner detail of a stretched canvas push pin travel map
Construction

Canvas Wrap

Traditional stretched canvas in a gallery style wrap, with the art continuing over the sides. A modern, lightweight, floating look with a hidden internal frame.

Corner detail of a framed travel map
Construction

Framed Map

Printed and mounted to archival quality rigid pin board, framed to put a focus on your journey.

A rolled travel map poster
Construction

Rolled Poster

Easy to bring along with you, or an excellent project for you to find your own best way for you to display your wanderlust.

Construction

Canvas Wrap

Traditional stretched canvas in a gallery style wrap, with the art continuing over the sides. A modern, lightweight, floating look with a hidden internal frame.

Framed Map

Printed and mounted to archival quality rigid pin board, framed to put a focus on your journey.

Rolled Poster

Easy to bring along with you, or an excellent project for you to find your own best way for you to display your wanderlust.

FAQ

How are push pin maps made?

We make our maps at our studio in Pleasanton, California, USA. These are our works of art, and we craft each one to order - we do not keep stock products in inventory.

Each map is a product of years of research and design. We love the opportunity to combine science and art in these wonderful travel maps, and we especially love personalizing them just for you!

Your map will be produced to your specifications using our archival quality materials and fade-resistant inks on large format printers. If you choose a poster in canvas or paper it will be rolled and mailed to you. For ready-to-hang options in framed or stretched canvas, we will mount your map on archival quality pin board and include everything you need to start pinning and build lifelong memories.

We do not use foamcore or cork backing - the gatorfoam we mount pin maps to is a premium archival quality rigid material that will not warp over time, bend away, or crush as you pin your travels. Your pins will be held tight for a lifetime. This material also enables us to offer you incredible clarity with satin paper options that have a smooth finish, in addition to our canvas offerings.

Our canvas wrap and framed maps include premium hanging hardware as well. You will find the pre-installed rigid hangers make it easy for you to hang your map and keep it solidly level, and no guessing or measuring where to drill like for a wire!

Should I choose canvas or paper?

All of our push pin maps are mounted to archival quality pin boards. This premium, rigid material will not only hold your pins tight for a lifetime, but also provides a smooth surface that allows us to offer you smooth satin paper prints. In contrast to canvas there is no fabric weave visible, making text and other details clearer when printed at small sizes.

Canvas prints are better able to stand up to being touched, and allow us to offer the frameless stretched “canvas wrap” format at up to very large sizes.

We offer framing for both canvas and paper, and they both look incredible. From more than a couple feet away, the differences fall away, and either will earn you admiration as they hang from your wall.

  • Paper: better clarity of tiny details
  • Canvas: more options for sizing, better fingerprint resistance
Does this include map pins?

Pins are included with maps produced as push pin maps: canvas wrap and framed maps. We mount these maps to archival quality pin board so that they're ready to hang and begin tracking your lifetime of adventures.

Rolled posters do not include pins. These ship rolled in a tube for you to hang as a poster, purchase our poster hanging kit, make a DIY project, or contact a local framer. While we provide incredible quality with our push pin map production, many people do enjoy keeping rolled canvas posters as a traveling companion they can pack with them. If you would like to make your own pin board with one of our posters, be sure to add a pack of map pins to your order!

Will there be a hole if I remove a pin from my map?

Yes. Your mark on the world is permanent.

Our pin maps are produced with archival quality gatorfoam pin boards that will retain their shape over time, avoiding the issue of pins falling loose on their own like in common foamcore or cork boards. Push pin maps are made to be used!

When will my map arrive?

Maps without personalization will enter production right away. Poster will ship within one business day, while push pin formats may take one to three business days for us to craft to your specs.

If you request personalization options in your order you will receive an email from us with your proof - a preview of your map with your custom requests applied. Be on the lookout for this message (sent within one business day of your order), you must respond to it before we print and build your map. You can request additional changes and a new proof. After your approval your map will be crafted to your specs and shipped - within 1-3 days depending on the size of your order and our current volume.

We handcraft each of our maps at our studio in Pleasanton, California, USA. (Drop by if you're in the bay area!)

Standard shipping timeline in business days:

  • East Coast - 3-5 days after your map has shipped
  • Central - 2-4 days after your map has shipped
  • West Coast - 1-3 days after your map has shipped
How do I hang a map?
  • Framed and Canvas Wrap maps come pre-installed with unique rigid hangers, featuring an incredibly easy positioning process that'll keep your map level and steady even while you're placing your pins. Just have a hammer and some space on your wall ready. View our instructional video to learn more.
  • Poster options will additionally offer hanging kits, or you can keep it rolled for easy travel, or even take it on as a project to frame it yourself.
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Pinnable Map

Nice quality. Good communication. Definitely recommend.

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Stunning and High Quality

I gifted this map to my niece and her husband for Christmas. It's very upscale and the colors are gorgeous. I'm a very happy customer!

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Highly Recommend!!

I've been searching for the longest time to find the perfect pin map. Customizing this map was very easy and staff were great with ensuring it came out just right. Very speedy shipping and the map was packed really well to avoid damage. Love love love this map!!

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Excellent service and quality

My son loves his new wall map. The colors and quality are fabulous!

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Fabulous push pin map!

Packaged phenomenally, so it arrived in perfect condition and was gift wrapped with all parts included. The hanging mechanism is SO easy and I wish all frames hung that way (it comes with simple instructions). I chose this map because it has the individual US states, while also being readable (not tons of extra copy).

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