I recently purchased the North America 1912 USGS Map in Black with the walnut frame as a gift for my fiancee and WOW, I was beyond impressed with the beauty and elegance of this map. I highly recommend the framing. The quality and craftsmanship are superb and it framed the print so perfectly. In this case I think the black background and delicate white lines of the map go perfectly with the walnut option if you're going for a more elegant and elevated look. Needless to say, my fiancee LOVED his gift. I am now a Muir Way fan for life!