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Vinginia Hydrological & Shaded Relief Map Prints

Whether you are from Virginia, like to visit, or hope to experience the state’s colonial and civil war history someday, our custom printed Virginia wall maps will bring the Old Dominion to life. Our maps are beautifully rendered from a combination of historical data, modern technology, and hand design. From our eye-catching elevation maps and geological relief maps to our meticulously restored historical maps, every map of Virginia we offer reflects the high quality and attention to detail our customers have come to love and expect from Muir Way. See why a map of Virginia from Muir Way is more than your typical wall map.

What makes Muir Way maps of Virginia unique?

When you purchase a map of Virginia from Muir Way, you are not purchasing a mass-produced poster or generic print. We custom print every Virginia map using archival inks and fine art paper certified to last 100 years. And the artwork of our maps themselves is designed to bring new light to the beautiful terrain they feature. For example, our elevation maps incorporate hand-shaded relief and Digital Elevation Data with historical map terrain for a unique 3D effect on a flat surface, and our hydrological maps depict every river in the state--even intermittent streams--and every body of water over 0.2 miles in diameter in crisp detail. We create beautiful, heirloom-quality maps meant to last for generations.

Does my Virginia map come framed?

It can! You can purchase your Virginia map professionally custom-framed with real wood, or unframed if you prefer to use your own. If you’d like to purchase a framed Virginia wall map, there are several different wood finishes to choose from. If you’d prefer to use your own frame, all of our maps come in standard sizes for easy gift giving.

Does a Muir Way map of Virginia make a good gift?

Yes! Our custom-printed maps of Virginia make the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts, to commemorate anniversaries, or as a thank-you gift for someone special. Memorialize the experience of a special holiday to Chincoteague Island, the Luray Caverns, or any of the other amazing Virginia landscapes. One of our state relief maps can be a perfect graduation gift for a student about to leave home for the first time, or a reminder of home for someone from Virginia but who no longer lives there. Our maps also make beautiful corporate gifts that will remind your clients or colleagues of you every time they see it.

Where should I display my Virginia map?

Our maps are eye-catching from across the room and up close. Hang a framed wall map as a central focus, or purchase several maps in a similar style or from a particular region and arrange them near each other for a complementary series. Make a series of the Shenandoah National Park Map 1947, the Shenandoah Relief Map and the Shenandoah National Park Map, for example. Our hydrological maps come in several colors or the classic black and white, and our geological relief maps feature vibrant colors. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to find a Virginia map that will look right at home.

What are the different types of maps of Virginia available on Muir Way?

Our Virginia maps are available in several different styles, including:

Virginia Relief maps - Our relief maps of Virginia bring historical map landscapes together with modern technology to show Virginia’s landscapes in a new way. Using Digital Elevation Data and hand-shaded relief, we custom enhance vintage maps to create a 3D effect on a 2D surface. See Virginia’s spectacular terrain in vibrant colors on our Virginia 1957 relief map.

Virginia elevation maps - Our Virginia elevation map uses Digital Elevation Data from the USGS and hand-shaded relief just like our relief maps to create a high-contrast 3-dimensional effect in stunning black and white.

Virginia hydrological maps - Our hydrological maps showcase the intricate network of waterways, from sprawling lakes to narrow tributaries that flow into larger rivers. Trace Virginia’s waterways on our Virginia hydrological map and you’ll see every body of water greater than 0.2 mi in diameter. What makes our hydrological maps unique? We apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source, with rivers shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. Map available in black, blue, or green. Want to see the ‘big picture?’ See our Mid Atlantic regional hydrological map and our South Atlantic-Gulf regional hydrological map.

Enhanced vintage Virginia maps - Enjoy the history and charm of vintage maps in a new way with our Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia 1883 map. Explore the old streets of Richmond with our Richmond, VA 1956 USGS map. Unlike our elevation maps, Muir Way historical maps don’t feature enhanced elevation effects, but they do feature a record of history beautifully restored to retain its vintage charm without the wear & tear. Our vintage Virginia maps are also custom printed using archival materials.

What are some prominent features on the map of Virginia?

Virginia has a wide variety of scenic landscapes, including beaches, waterfalls, mountains, islands, valleys, and caves. In the western part of the state are the Blue Ridge Mountains, a subset of the Appalachian Mountains. They include a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Park, one of the beautiful, scenic drives in the area.

The Shenandoah Valley sits between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains. Rich with colonial and Civil War history, the valley also includes majestic natural experiences like the Luray Caverns and the George Washington National Forest. The Natural Bridge is a natural limestone arch that sits within the Shenandoah Valley. At 215 ft. tall and possibly carved by water over millions of years, Thomas Jefferson called it “the most sublime of nature’s works.”

Along the coast are the Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, barrier islands that were formed by wave and tidal action. Assateague Island is home to hundreds of wild horses that have learned to survive on the isolated island. Tangier Island sits in the Chesapeake Bay. Featuring sandy ridges, it is home to many marshes and streams.

What are the regions in Virginia?

Virginia has five main geographical regions:

  • Coastal Plain (Tidewater) - The Tidewater Region is an area of mostly low, flat land. Located near the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, the Coastal Plain is the eastern most region of Virginia. The region includes Virginia Beach, famous for its sun and sandy beaches. Also located in the region are four major rivers, the Great Dismal Swamp, and Lake Drummond. The area boasts many areas for surfing and coastal kayaking.
  • Piedmont - The Piedmont Region is a low plateau with rolling hills and valleys intersected with many rivers and streams. The land also includes forests, grassy meadows, and farmlands. The Fall Line, where rivers drop 50’ – 100’ in elevation, is marked by many rapids and waterfalls.
  • Blue Ridge Mountains - The Blue Ridge Mountain Region is forest covered and intersected with rivers. The mountains are the source of the four major rivers in Virginia: the Potomac-Shenandoah River system, the Rappahannock River, the York River, and the James River. The region is also home to many beautiful valleys. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of the Appalachian mountain range and contain Virginia's highest mountain peak, Mount Rogers.
  • Valley & Ridge - The Valley and Ridge Region of Virginia is located east of the Appalachian Plateau Region and west of the Blue Ridge Mountain Region. The area includes hills and spectacular ridges with valleys between them. The Great Valley, a chain of lowlands, runs along its eastern edge.
  • Appalachian Plateau - This raised plateau is a series of gaps, ridges, and valleys. Although it is mostly flat, there are many valleys and streams which make parts of the region hilly and rugged. It is covered with majestic forests.

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