Vermont 1970 3D Raised Relief Map

$ 170.00 USD
Frame
Description

Real raised relief to explore through touch and feel.

- Size - unframed 22x32 inches
- Size - framed 23x33 inches
- Material - plastic mounted on mat board
- Handmade real Walnut frame available
- Individually made in our San Diego, CA shop

Explore the topography of the 1970 Vermont Geologic Map in stunning 3D Raised Relief, an original creation from Muir Way. This unique map undergoes a meticulous process where it is printed, heated, and vacuum-formed over an intricately detailed 3D mold. The result is a map that allows you to visually and tactilely explore the diverse terrain of Vermont and the Green Mountains.

Framed maps do not have glass or acrylic over them, so you can touch the map and explore its intricacies.  

PLEASE NOTE

You will love this map if you embrace its anomalies. When the plastic is heated and stretched over the 3D mold, the image may be altered, causing warped lines and text around higher elevations. The fine print on plastic is not as sharp as on paper, sometimes rendering very small text illegible.

Shipping and Returns

FREE SHIPPING within USA

Unframed Maps - Ship within 1 to 2 business days plus transit time
Framed Maps - Ship within 2 to 3 weeks plus transit time

RETURN POLICY

We accept returns within 30 days of purchasing your unframed map. There are NO restocking fees but return shipping costs are at the customer's expense. Returned maps must be in new condition with no visible marks or damage. Please email us at info@muir-way.com with your order # to receive detailed instructions. Unauthorized returns may not be accepted and do not guarantee a refund.

*Framed Prints – We do not accept returns or exchanges on framed prints 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.

Walnut Frames

Each frame is handmade with real Walnut hardwood by a local craftsman.

- Real Walnut hardwood (not a veneer)
- 7/8" face x 1" deep
- Finished with a paper dust cover and hanging wire on back
- No acrylic or glass on front

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Intricate 3D Molds

We craft the most detailed molds possible using precision drill bits to cut the terrain derived from NASA elevation data.

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Individually Made

Each map is made by hand in our San Diego workshop.

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Tactile Experience

Not only are the maps beautiful and educational, but you can explore them through touch and feel.

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Handmade Frames

Our frames are made by hand by local skilled craftsmen using real Walnut hardwood. Each frame has its own unique grain, unlike other companies that use low quality stained wood or veneers to imitate the look.

Key features
Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 1.

Intricate 3D Molds

We craft the most detailed molds possible using precision drill bits to cut the terrain derived from NASA elevation data.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 2.

Individually Made

Each map is made by hand in our San Diego workshop.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 3.

Tactile Experience

Not only are the maps beautiful and educational, but you can explore them through touch and feel.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 4.

Handmade Frames

Our frames are made by hand by local skilled craftsmen using real Walnut hardwood. Each frame has its own unique grain, unlike other companies that use low quality stained wood or veneers to imitate the look.

FAQ

Are these maps old or new?

The original map designs are of historical maps. We use scans of the old maps and georeference them with modern elevation data to align the raised terrain with the map. Then, we cut a detailed mold for the map. The maps get printed, heated, and vacuum formed onto the mold. We remove the newly formed map from the mold, cut it, and mount it onto matboard for a rigid raised relief map. The 3D maps we sell are only available by Muir Way.

Can I get it in a different size?

No, we offer each map in a single size because they are vacuum formed to a particular 3D mold that takes approximately 40 hours to cut.

What are they made out of?

The maps are printed on a thick plastic that is highly formable under extreme heat.

What is your return policy?

For any reason, you can send back the print within 30 days of receiving it for a full refund. The print must be in new condition. We do not accept returns on framed prints. Please email info@muir-way.com for return authorization.

How long does it take to get?

Unframed maps ship out in 1-2 days and framed maps ship out in 2-3 weeks of ordering. Please also allow transit time from our shop in San Diego.

Do the frames have glass?

No, our frames do not have glass over the 3D prints so you can touch the protruding terrain. If you prefer glass, your local frame shop can make a deeper frame that will allow for the glass.

Are these like the ones in my classroom when I was a kid?

Ours are inspired by those older raised relief maps but our new versions are on another level of quality, precision, and craftsmanship.