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California 1944 Relief Map

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 44 reviews

SHADED RELIEF MAP – FLAT PRINT
(NOT A 3D RAISED MAP)

SHADED RELIEF MAP – FLAT PRINT
(NOT A 3D RAISED MAP)

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Fine Art Paper – Flat 2D Print
Frame
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Please allow 3-7 days for paper prints and 3-4 weeks for framed prints

A beautifully crafted shaded relief map, superimposed upon a vintage, 1944 Department of the Interior California Map that focuses on land use and federal lands, and displays cities, settlements, and counties of the entire Golden State. 

We created this shaded relief map by applying Digital Elevation Data and meticulously adding hillshade to the landscape of the original 1944 federal lands map. This creative, cartographic method creates the illusion of a 3D map with amazing detail and color printed on 2D, high-quality art paper. 

Clouds created for a surreal effect - available with or without

Please Note: Text on the map can be difficult to read due to the small font size and the age of the map. In areas where the relief shading covers the text, the underlying text is not legible. We suggest the largest size map for better details though the text may still be covered in the darker areas.

Made in the USA

We consider our maps to be works of art, so we print and frame them accordingly.

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- Museum-quality paper and inks assure sharp details, true colors, and exceptional durability.

  • Archival Paper and Inks
  • 100% cotton
  • OBA-Free and Acid-Free
  • Heavyweight 21.5 mil
  • Certified to last 100 years

Frames - Hardwood frames in Walnut or Black-Stained Walnut, handmade to order for your fine art paper print. We send each print to a professional frame shop to be custom framed. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery – not eligible for return or exchange.

  • Real Walnut, not veneer
  • 7/8 inch face and 1 1/2 inch depth
  • Acrylite glazing
  • Hanging wire installed

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49 within the USA

We take pride in our prints and package them with the utmost care so your order arrives safely and in great condition. Of course, we can not account for everything that may occur during transit which can damage your order. But rest assured, if your order arrives in less than perfect condition, please email us at info@muir-way.com with pictures of the damage and we will replace it for you. 

SHIPPING TIMES

Domestic Shipping:

All of our maps are printed to order so you receive a perfect print. Please allow following times to receive your order.

  • Paper Prints: 3-10 business days
  • Framed Paper Prints: 3-4 weeks
  • Canvas Gallery Wraps: 3-7 business days

    International Shipping:

    Please see our International Shipping page

      RETURN POLICY

      We stand by everything we print and will accept returns within 30 days of purchasing your Fine Art Paper print. There are NO restocking fees but return shipping costs are at the customer's expense. Returned prints must be in new condition and packaged as they were shipped. Please email us at info@muir-way.comwith the order # to receive detailed instructions. Unauthorized returns may not be accepted and do not guarantee a refund.

      *Framed Prints and Canvas Gallery Wraps – We do not accept returns or exchanges on framed prints and canvas gallery wraps 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.


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        museum quality icon Museum
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        eco-friendly plant icon Every map
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        Every map is a work of art.
        So we print and frame them accordingly.

        high quality textured map

        Each map is produced on our 12-color gicleé printers using premium inks to ensure a highly detailed, fade-free piece.

        museum quality print

        We make all of our prints with museum-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free archival paper that’s rated to last 100+ years.

        high quality hardwood frame

        No pressed wood, no veneer. Every custom frame is handmade from real Maple or Walnut.
        Please allow 3-4 weeks for your frame to be delivered.

        elegant frameless canvas

        Spark conversation with a custom canvas gallery wrap, offering enhanced depth and texture with a bolder look.

        average rating 4.7 out of 5
        Based on 44 reviews
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        Reviewed by Brian F.
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        Incredible Detail

        I ordered the large 38" x 32" size and I am in love. We have it hanging on a main wall in our living room and it's the centerpiece of our home. The print quality is fantastic, colors are excellent and accurate, and the small fonts are mostly easy to read. The Index of Private Land Grants section in the bottom left can be tricky to read unless you're really close as it's very small font, but still legible, at least 38" x 32".

        I do wish some of the national parks were a little bit more noticeable, particularly Yosemite, but that's just the vintage map that was used so no fault of Muir Way's. As others have mentioned, details in the Sierra can be hard to read as they are in the shadows, but the overall map looks amazing.

        NOTE ON FRAMING: Muir Way's frames, in my opinion, are excessively costly. They charge over $400 for it framed. I suppose shipping plays a role, but I decided to go in a different direction. I used a website called frameiteasy.com (not sponsored by them at all, just liked their custom frames) and saved over $200 that way. I went with the Dayton Frame in Cocoa with the non-glare acrylic and really like how it came out. To me, it looks identical to Muir Way's "walnut" frame. Hope this helps some others out there.

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        Total Five Stars and Wish I could give more!!

        Beautiful artwork and mapping, highest quality paper. It's framed and in my office and I absolutely love it!

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        California Map

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        Reviewed by Joe L.
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        Best Gift Ever / Best Service Ever

        The actual map looks even better than the online image. I have to touch it to convince myself it's not a 3Drelief. The colors are deep, the printing is clear, the letters are sharp and the paper has a parchment feel about it. Additionally, customer services is superb! The product arrived damaged, in spite of being carefully folded in a strong poster tube with "Fragile" clearly marked in big red letters. Someone had to try hard to bend it. Customer service sent me a replacement immediately, arriving in just 48 hours. Thanks! Will look forward to getting more of their products.

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        California 1944 Relief Map

        Hight quality paper, good weight for hanging with inexpensive magnetic top/bottom poster frame. My only disappointment is the the overall map is a little to dark, especially in areas shadowed by the mountains.

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