Hydrological Map of North America


Our incredibly detailed map of North America shows the inherent beauty of the continent's system of waterways and lakes. 

The width of the rivers and streams on the map are determined by their Strahler number which defines their size based on the hierarchy of tributaries. Therefore, the thickness of the lines on the map do not represent the actual size of the waterway.  The lakes on the map are representative of their actual shape and size in reference to the map. 

Due to limitations of data and the dimensions of the map, it does not include Greenland, Hawaii, part of the Aleutian Islands, and the Caribbean Islands east of Puerto Rico. 

  • Made in the USA

    We consider our maps to be works of art, so we print and frame them accordingly. We offer two choices of print surfaces: fine-art archival paper and stretched canvas.

    Every map is custom printed. We have no inventory. Only when we receive your order do we produce your print on our 12-color giclée printer, using top-quality archival inks that will never fade.

    Fine Art Paper (Does not include frame)-Our archival paper is museum-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free, and certified to last 100 years. This assures sharp details, true colors, and exceptional durability. Order your maps on archival paper if you intend to frame them.

    Frame-Add a thin wood frame to your order and your Fine Art Paper print will come mounted.Click here to order

    Canvas Gallery Wrap-If you prefer a frameless look, order your map on stretched canvas, which offers a bit more depth and texture. We use archival canvas, gallery-wrapped and varnished, stretched onto a 1.5-inch-thick wood frame.

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Eeshani K.
United States

Beautiful map!

I purchased a hydrological map of north America in canvas as gift. The detail is beautiful. The use of Strahler stream order is a nice detail that naturally focuses attention on the larger water systems. Highly recommend.

Ricky O.
United States

Perfect gift.

Perfect gift for my water engineer sister.

Caitlan K.
United States

Beautiful map

Loved the quality of paper and color! Will be a perfect addition to our wall of maps. Bought one for a gift and bought this one after for my own house. Unique piece!

Emily D.
United States

A Work of Art

I bought the Hydrological Map of North America for a friend who has been studying climate change. I wanted him to be able to see the bigger picture of our waterways, where they start and end; how large, how small. I knew I didn't want 'just' a map - he's got those. I am more than delighted with this work of art. It's simply beautiful, and so unique. Staff also more than amazing!

Carla M.
United States


I love the Hydrological Map of North America that I bought for my boyfriend for Christmas, and he loves it too! He's an avid kayaker and we enjoy planning trips together so this is perfect inspiration. As he unrolled it, he started naming the rivers and mountain ranges, and I expected nothing less. The print is gorgeous and the paper is definitely high quality. As an artist myself, I love supporting other artists and am so glad to have come across Muir Way!