Physical Map of the World
This beautiful map features physical geography of both the land and sea. The land features both elevation and landscape (terrain) features. Use the comprehensive referencing in the map to visualize all nations and major cities in the world. This map also features historical and significant destinations in the world. The map is a delight to explore and plan travels!
The oceanography is based on scientific data (using over 2 billion data points and NOAA bathymetry) showing the topography of the seafloor including the ocean ridges, plate tectonics, and more! The geography of the island formations and continental shelves are fascinating to explore!
Our Signature Map! The Nautilus Push Pin World Map is an impressive cartographic work of art and science. The map can be used as a push pin map (map pins are included) or as wall art. The map is created with Fine Art Materials.
About the Map: This inspirational map features a wealth of information about the geography and history of our diverse planet. We utilize terrain modeling to showcase elevation as well as landscape modeling to show which regions of the world are dry and which ones are tropical. The detailed information throughout this World Map is the result of years of geographic research and created by a professional Cartographer/Geographer.
In this map you can find the deepest point in the ocean, the tallest peaks on Earth, see the flows of the ocean currents, ancient civilizations, and historic commentary highlighting famous explorations and voyages around the World.
What's Included: 500 Map pins and pin case; Each map is individually made to order. We prepare the map with the hanging hardware so it's ready to use and enjoy. The map is nicely packaged and shipped in a large box.
Map Size vs. Outside Dimensions: Our sizing choices specify the size of the map itself. Our frame options will increase the overall size of your final product depending on your selection.
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 selection of a 2 inch frame
Maps sized 48 x 32 inches will total 52 x 36 inches with selection of a 2 inch frame
For specific dimensions, see our page on Map Finish Options
What is the difference between the maps?: Check out this outline of our world Map Comparisons.
Geographical Data: The map is created using a combination of satellites and developed entirely using numbers, measurements, and GIS software.
We use the USGS LandSat satellite to visualize the landscape on land and NOAA's bathymetry data to visualize the elevation and topography of the sea floor. The famous Space Shuttle Radiometric Topographic Mission, SRTM Data, is used to gather the elevation height for the land. With the data, we applied a hill shade to visualize the shading effects (at 3 p.m. every where on Earth). This is most visible in the largest mountain regions around the world.
Construction: The map is constructed as a high quality push pin map. Choose either Photo Satin Paper or Canvas. For additional comparisons, check out our video shown in the "Map Finish Options" section to the right on desktop or below on mobile.
The Satin Photo Paper Finish offers a modern and smooth surface for pinning. We mount the map on a high quality pin board using heavy machinery for a lasting bound.
For our Canvas Finish, we use premium cotton blend canvas, using archival inks, and finish the map with a protective coating that provides a satin sheen. We mount the map on a high quality pin board for a lasting bound.
Our frames are Made in the USA and produced exclusively for our maps.
What's the difference between the Nautilus and Voyager World Maps? The Voyager World Maps feature blue oceans and the Nautilus World Map features the ocean in a spectacular spectrum of colors that enhance the visualization of the ocean sea floor.
Coordinating USA Map: The Nautilus World Map pairs with our Nautilus USA Map. The two maps feature the same colors and will look great in the same room. You can find all of our USA Maps within the Maps drop down menu at the top of our website.
Available As An Unframed Poster: If you would like an unframed version of this map, see Nautilus World Map Poster
Primary Colors: Greens, browns, tans, creams, whites, grays
✪ Modern Geography with current political boundaries
✪ Labeled USA States and Major Cities
✪ All 63 US National Parks
✪ Cartographic illustrations and historic commentary
✪ Current Wonders of the World
✪ Over 100 fascinating places on Earth
▲ Detailed Terrains for Mountains
✪ Elevation, Topography, and Landscape Modeling
▲Tallest Peaks on every continent
✪ Ocean elevation and sea floor modeling
✪ Labeled Oceanic Tectonic Ridges and Basins
✪ Labeled Major Ocean Currents and Trade Winds
Applications: This World Map is ideal for home and office decor as well as for tracking past travels with push pins and planning for future adventures. Giant antique world map style with modern geography.
A Great Gift for: Travelers, Adventures, and geography enthusiasts. An impressive wedding or anniversary gift for travel lovers. The content is recommended for adults and youth who would like to learn more about the world.
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.
Framed Push Pin Map: All framed maps and canvas wrap maps are designed to be used with push pins.
Giant Map Bonus: All 48x32 inch, 60x40 inch and 72x48 inch framed maps include 500 map pins, a special pin case, and some fun goodies to make the map even more special. Each GIANT map receives our special attention and individual oversight.
Production and Shipping Times: The amount of time it takes for your map to arrive depends on where you live and how fast you approve the proof if you’ve ordered a custom map. See Production & Shipping.
Quality and Guarantee: We stand behind our work and guarantee the construction and quality. Contact us if you have any problems with your map and we will coordinate to ensure you are very happy with your purchase.