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.
    Click here to learn about our Thin Wood Frames.

    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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Shelby S.
United States

My husband loves it!

I bought the North America hydrological map for my husband who is a water resources engineer. He loves it and can't wait to hang it in his office.

Sara C.
United States

Love the green!

This is a beautiful map, and the green really pops next to a black or dark wood frame. Love this print on my wall!

Peter R.
United States

Accurate and artistic hydrologic maps

I have been extremely pleased with the quality of Muir-Way's hydrologic map series. I first saw a copy of Muir-Way's paper version US map about 6 months ago and recently ordered a large canvas version of North America (blue). As a professional stream ecologist, I really appreciate the overall accuracy and detail of the work and love this represenation of the Earth's beautiful stream networks (instead of the typical political boundardies or elevation maps that are available). I ordered the NA map as a gift and was concerned that the quality of the paper maps would not translate to canvas well, but these are museum quality productions and the canvas was varnished in a way that creates a smooth surface for the printing. Very high quality. As a final note, I contacted Muir-Way to request that the the map be sent rolled rather than stretched and I spoke to Jared, who graciously answered all my questions and carefully prepared and shipped a new map for me in 2 days. I am sure to be a repeat customer.