USA 3D Raised Relief Map

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$ 199.00 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

A Muir Way original, our 3D Raised Relief Map of the USA shows with intricate detail the topography of our country. Formed by heating highly formable plastic over a 3D mold, you can see and feel the terrain from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains. Using cutting-edge techniques, we believe our 3D plastic raised relief maps are by far, the highest quality and most finely detailed of their kind ever created.  *Due to size restrictions, Hawaii and Alaska are not included on this map.

Simplicity at its finest, the map is completely white with no print or text on it to enhance the visibility of the complex terrain.  It is best observed near a light or window to increase the shadows. The angle and brightness of the light will determine the intensity of shadows produced on the map.

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

- Size - unframed 36x24 inches
- Size - framed 37x25 inches
- White plastic mounted on mat board
- Handmade real Walnut frame available
- Individually made in our San Diego, CA shop

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 Christian G.
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Very high-quality product

My US relief map is everything that I expected it to be and more. The frame is very good quality and the product itself is striking.

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love it!

like the other 3 I've ordered (MT, VA, CA - all the places I've lived) it is well made w/ good detail. It's in my local frame shop now - gotta support my local small-town economy - pop just over 5100).

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Muir Way USA 3D Raised Relief Map

I couldn't be more thrilled! The level of detail on this map is incredible. It exceeded my expectations and I loved sharing it with my kids. They were excited to get to feel all of the different raised geography. It is not only a great looking piece, but it has also turned into an educational tool that brings our family together. Highly recommended for anyone who loves maps and wants a hands-on learning experience!

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