Water is literally the lifeblood of any state. If you’re drawn to water, you know that how and where it flows tells the story of a place. Our North Carolina Hydrological Map shows in fascinating detail how the state’s rivers and streams flow and interconnect, merge and diverge, carrying life to the land. The flow of water also has an inherent aesthetic elegance that our map captures beautifully.
It’s all in the details. Our map depicts every river in the state—even intermittent streams—and every body of water with a diameter greater than .2 miles. For an extra aesthetic touch, we apply a method called the Strahler Stream Order to show the hierarchy of streams as they flow from their source—rivers are shown thicker as they acquire the flow of tributaries. We think it enhances a sense of the interconnectedness of our waterways.
In our Hydrology Series, you’ll not only find your favorite rivers and lakes, but you’ll also be able to trace their origins and outflow and appreciate the beauty of their connections.
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.
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.
Every print is made to order in a timely manner and packaged with care.
Please allow the following times for your order to arrive within the USA:
Ground Shipping FREE on orders over $49 Paper Prints-3 to 7 days Canvas Gallery Wraps-1 to 2 weeks Framed Prints-1 to 2 weeks
UPS 2-Day Air Paper Prints-2 to 3 days Canvas Gallery Wraps-1 week Framed Prints-1 week
After I ordered the map, I got it promptly within 5 days and I appreciate the care with which it was packaged because it is fragile. The black and white contrast is very sharp and it looks great hanging in my bed room!
I gave this to my husband who grew up in WV and spend a lot of time paddling the rivers there, as a first year anniversary gift. He loves it! It's a wonderful conversation piece and great print quality on great paper. Thanks so much!