Washington Maps

Washington State
Maps and Wall Art

Our custom printed Washington wall 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 Washington we offer reflects the high quality and attention to detail our customers have come to love and expect from Muir Way. Whether you live in Washington, vacation there, or hope to visit Mt. Rainier someday, see why a map of the Evergreen State from Muir Way is more than your typical wall map.

What makes Muir Way maps of Washington unique?

When you purchase a Washington wall map from Muir Way, you will get a custom-printed archival piece of art, not just a mass-produced glossy print. Unlike a poster, our maps are printed on archival fine art paper and are certified to last 100 years. The artwork on our maps is designed to bring new light to the beautiful terrain it features. Our elevation maps incorporate hand-shaded relief and Digital Elevation Data with historical map data, creating a unique 3D effect on a flat surface, and our hydrological maps depict every river and stream in crisp detail. The meticulous craftsmanship and design we bring to our Washington maps create heirloom quality artwork to last for generations.

Does my Washington map come framed?

It can! You can purchase your Washington map professionally custom-framed with real wood, or unframed if you prefer to use your own. If you’d like to purchase a framed Washington 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 Washington make a good gift?

Yes! Our custom-printed maps of Washington make the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts, to commemorate anniversaries, or as a thank-you gift for someone special. Thousands of happy customer reviews reflect the quality we stand by when you purchase one of our maps as a gift. Memorialize the experience of a special holiday to Olympic National Park, the North Cascades Mountains, or any of the other amazing Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington map?

Our maps are designed to offer crisp detail and great visual effect whether viewing up close or from across the room. Hang a framed wall map at eye level, or purchase several and arrange them near each other for a complementary series. Our hydrological maps come in several colors or the quintessential black and white, and our geological relief maps feature brilliant colors. No matter which you choose, you’re sure to find an Washington illustration that will look right at home.

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

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

Washington Relief maps - Our relief maps of Washington bring historical map landscapes together with modern technology to show Washington’s mountains and grasslands 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 Washington’s spectacular terrain in vibrant colors on our 1883 Washington relief map, or take a closer look at Mount Rainier outlined on our Mount Rainier National Park relief map. Study the historic Mount St. Helens with our Mount St. Helens, WA 1998 relief map. Explore Seattle through two different time frames with our Seattle 1908 relief map and our Seattle 1992 relief map.

Washington elevation maps - Our Washington 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.

Washington hydrological maps - Our hydrological maps showcase the intricate network of waterways, from sprawling lakes to narrow tributaries that flow into larger rivers. Trace Washington’s waterways on our Washington Hydrology Series 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 Pacific Northwest Hydrology Series map.

Enhanced vintage Washington maps - Enjoy the history and charm of vintage maps in a new way with our Olympic National Park 1944 USGS Map or our North Cascades National Park map. Explore the old streets of Seattle with our Seattle, WA 1908 USGS map. Travel back in time with our Washington Territory 1876 map. Unlike our elevation maps, Muir Way historical maps don’t feature enhanced elevation effects, but they do feature a history beautifully restored to retain its vintage charm without the wear & tear. Our vintage Washington maps are also custom printed using archival materials.

What are some prominent features on the map of Washington?

Washington’s geography is spectacular and diverse. It covers volcanic peaks, lush grasslands and rugged coastlines. Explore Orcas Island with our Orcas Island, WA 1957 relief map. It is the largest of the San Juan Islands, an archipelago between Washington and Vancouver Island, BC. The islands are hilly and covered by pine and hardwood forests while the beaches are a mix of sand and rocks.

If you like snowmobiling or skiing, our Stevens Pass, Washington map will captivate you with dramatic elevation changes. Each line of our TOPO map represents a particular elevation, so you can determine the degree of a slope by how close the lines are to one another, allowing you to relive those breath-taking slopes.

Mount Rainier, part of the Cascade Range, is the tallest mountain in Washington. It is an active volcano with 26 major glaciers and 36 sq. miles of snowfields. The mountain is part of Mount Rainier National Park, a wilderness preserve that covers 369 sq. miles around the mountain.

What are the regions in Washington?

Washington has six main geographical regions:

  • Olympic Peninsula (Olympic Mountains) - Located in the northwest corner of Washington, this area is bordered on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Most of this area lies within the Olympic National Park, including some areas that are thought to have never been explored. This area includes magnificent forests and high mountains but also sandy beaches along the ocean shore.
  • Coast Range - This is located to the south of the Olympic Mountains and connects with Oregon. The Willapa Hills, gentle forested slopes that reach down to the coast, overlook Willapa Bay.
  • Puget Sound Lowlands - These lowlands cover the area east of the Olympic Mountains. It includes Puget Sound, which is characterized by deep water and spectacular harbors. It is a populated area with three fourths of Washington's population living in these lowlands. The Strait of Juan de Fuca connects Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean to the north.
  • Cascade Range (Cascade Mountains) - These are a 700-mile chain of mountains that includes several volcanic peaks, many of them inactive. Mt. Rainier, the highest point in Washington, and Mount St. Helens, which erupted in 1980, are located in the Cascade Mountains. The higher elevation mountains have glaciers and permanent snow cover on their upper slopes. The lower elevation slopes and lower mountains are covered with lush forests.
  • Columbia Plateau - The Columbia Plateau covers most of southern and central Washington. It is made up of dry canyons with steep walls that cut into the lava thousands of years ago, called Coulees. Patches of lava lying on the surface of the plateau known as Scablands. The southeastern part of the Columbia Plateau are the rolling hills that provide deep fertile soil and support much of Washington's wheat farming. The area includes the Blue Mountains, which are lower mountains that cover a small part of the southeastern corner of the state.
  • Rocky Mountains - Part of the Rocky Mountains cover the northeast corner of the state. They are also called the Columbia Mountains and are made up of ridges and valleys cut by the Columbia River and its tributaries. The Okanogan Highlands, in the northeast, are an extension of the Rocky Mountains. The lower areas of the mountains are covered in beautiful spruce, fir, and ponderosa pine trees. The lowest hills are covered by grasslands, woodlands, or arid steppes.

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