USA 1931 3D Raised Relief Map

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$ 215.00 USD
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Real 3D raised relief map for a unique tactile experience

  • Transformed from a flat historical map
  • Individually made in our San Diego workshop
  • Handmade hardwood frames by local craftsmen
  • A Muir Way original
Description

Real raised relief to explore through touch and feel.

- Size - unframed 38x25 inches
- Size - framed 39x26 inches
- Material - plastic mounted on mat board
- Handmade real Walnut frame available
- Individually made in our San Diego, CA shop

Explore the topography of the USA 1931 Soil Map in stunning 3D Raised Relief, an original creation from Muir Way. This unique map undergoes a meticulous process where it is printed, heated, and vacuum-formed over an intricately detailed 3D mold. The result is a beautifully colored map that allows you to visually and tactilely explore the diverse terrain of the country, from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains. Hawaii and Alaska are not included on this map.

Framed maps do not have glass or acrylic over them, so you can touch the map and explore its intricacies.  

PLEASE NOTE

You will love this map if you embrace its anomalies. When the plastic is heated and stretched over the 3D mold, the image may be altered, causing warped lines and text around higher elevations. The fine print on plastic is not as sharp as on paper, sometimes rendering very small text illegible.

Shipping and Returns

FREE SHIPPING within USA

Unframed Maps - Ship within 1 to 2 business days plus transit time
Framed Maps - Ship within 2 to 3 weeks plus transit time

RETURN POLICY

We accept returns within 30 days of purchasing your unframed map. There are NO restocking fees but return shipping costs are at the customer's expense. Returned maps must be in new condition with no visible marks or damage. Please email us at info@muir-way.com with your order # to receive detailed instructions. Unauthorized returns may not be accepted and do not guarantee a refund.

*Framed Prints – We do not accept returns or exchanges on framed prints because they are custom-made to order.  If your order arrives damaged or wrong, please email us at info@muir-way.com so we can correct it for you.

Walnut Frames

Each frame is handmade with real Walnut hardwood by a local craftsman.

- Real Walnut hardwood (not a veneer)
- 7/8" face x 1" deep
- Finished with a paper dust cover and hanging wire on back
- No acrylic or glass on front

3D Raised Relief maps

Individually made by hand in our San Diego workshop.

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3D molds

The intricately detailed molds that maps are formed from.

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FAQ

Are these maps old or new?

The original map designs are of historical maps. We use scans of the old maps and georeference them with modern elevation data to align the raised terrain with the map. Then, we cut a detailed mold for the map. The maps get printed, heated, and vacuum formed onto the mold. We remove the newly formed map from the mold, cut it, and mount it onto matboard for a rigid raised relief map. The 3D maps we sell are only available by Muir Way.

Can I get it in a different size?

No, we offer each map in a single size because they are vacuum formed to a particular 3D mold that takes approximately 40 hours to cut.

What are they made out of?

The maps are printed on a thick plastic that is highly formable under extreme heat.

What is your return policy?

For any reason, you can send back the print within 30 days of receiving it for a full refund. The print must be in new condition. We do not accept returns on framed prints. Please email info@muir-way.com for return authorization.

How long does it take to get?

Unframed maps ship out in 1-2 days and framed maps ship out in 2-3 weeks of ordering. Please also allow transit time from our shop in San Diego.

Do the frames have glass?

No, our frames do not have glass over the 3D prints so you can touch the protruding terrain. If you prefer glass, your local frame shop can make a deeper frame that will allow for the glass.

Are these like the ones in my classroom when I was a kid?

Ours are inspired by those older raised relief maps but our new versions are on another level of quality, precision, and craftsmanship.

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Reviewed by Elena T.
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Review posted4 months ago

Gorgeous Map!

I am truly amazed by the quality of this map. The detail and colors are incredible, and I can’t stop staring at it. I decided to hang it directly above my husband’s work desk and he said he loves looking at it throughout the day when he’s on the phone with customers. My father also loves it and threatens to take it for himself! I’m so pleased with my purchase. UPS originally lost the first order, but Leah was very helpful and professional and ordered me a new one. She stayed in contact with me and answered all my concerns until it was delivered. The packaging was well insulated and protected the map from any possible damage. Thank you so much for my gorgeous map! I will be ordering more in the near future.

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Review posted4 months ago

Great map

Great map! Good quality! This is a cool unique addition to my map collection.

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Review posted4 months ago

USA and Colorado

Well done. Very pleasing to the eye.

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Review posted25 days ago

4 Stars

Nice for the price.

Everyone likes it, until they get close, & can’t read anything.

It is Not for educational purposes.

it is difficult read the small text, even with a magnifier.

The price for framing is excessive.

I’ll keep it, because it is unique.

I’d buy the Colorado one, but only with easy return

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Review posted5 months ago

Relief map

High quality. Nice relief.

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