Rand McNally Classic Edition World Wall Map, 50×32-Inch
Last updated date: May 19, 2020
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Thanks to its upscale look and antique-style accents, you'll want to put your Rand McNally Wall Map, 50x32-Inch on display. The map comes rolled, so you can easily remove it and set it in a frame within minutes of receiving it. All of the information on the map is up to date with easy to identify landmasses and mountain ranges. In our analysis of 9 expert reviews, the Rand McNally Rand McNally Wall Map, 50x32-Inch placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Parchment-like paper and rich, subdued colors give this map a sophisticated old-world style while delivering the digital accuracy and extraordinary clarity you'd expect from any Rand McNally map. Printed on high-quality paper stock and enhanced packaging, the Classic editions are made to be framed and are sure to be a handsome addition to the office, study or family room.
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An Overview On World Maps
A world map is a great addition to any home or office. You can use the map as a reference tool, vacation planner or educational resource. As you shop for the best world map, you’ll need to keep in mind what you intend on doing with the map.
If you’re in search of a world map to be used for decorative purposes, you’ll want one that is more upscale in appearance. The Rand McNally Wall Map, 50×32-Inch is a good choice, as it comes with antique-style accents, color-matching relief and easily identifiable mountain ranges.
Families with young children at home would do better with a map like the Motivation Without Borders Wall Map, 18×24-Inch. This set comes with a United States map in addition to the world map. It’s made using bright colors that attract children and contains basic information, so kids can begin learning more about geography. When shopping for world maps for kids, you also want to make sure the maps are laminated. Otherwise, little fingers may tear or write on them.
Consider a scratch-off world map if you and your family enjoy traveling on a regular basis. The Landmass Scratch-Off World Map, 17×24-Inch includes a map, scraping tool and set of mini stickers. As you visit each landmass, you scrape the matching area on the map. Underneath you’ll discover a fun bright color. This map also makes for a great gift, as it comes in a unique box that is decorated with flags from around the world.
Think about what size world map would best fit the space in your home or office. If you want the map to be a focal point, go with an oversized map, like the Maps International World Map, 78×48-Inch. This map is laminated and can be written on with a whiteboard marker. Whiteboard markers wipe away clean with a moist paper towel, which means you can write on the map over and over again.
DWYM Fun Fact
Cartography is the official term for mapmaking and it has been in existence for a long time. In fact, ancient cave paintings depicted maps that charted the constellations seen in the sky at night. Maps have changed a great deal over time. For example, the maps created during the Middle Ages put east at the top of the maps. Today we place north at the top.
The Archaeological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Brno houses one of the oldest known maps. It’s actually carved into a mammoth tusk and it is believed to have been made in 25,000 BCE.
Of course, today, when you shop for a map, you want it to be up to date. One way to verify that the map is current is to look for the country of South Sudan, which got its independence in 2011. If it’s not there, the map is an older version.
The World Map Buying Guide
- Be aware that maps that are not laminated are prone to tears. They are also fragile and can be ruined if scratched. If you opt for a map that isn’t laminated, you’ll want to consider securing it inside a glass frame.
- Reviewers report that some maps contain spelling errors, as well as size discrepancies. You’ll also want to check the map for any missing data before you buy.
- Oversized maps may require the help of a friend to hang on a wall. Keep in mind that it may be costly to purchase a frame for a map of unusual size.
- If you have any old maps, don’t toss them. They can be used in a variety of craft projects. You can make luggage tags, bracelets, wreaths and gift bags from old maps. There’s also the option of using the old maps to line the drawers of your nightstand or the back of your bookshelf.
- Many companies offer 100% satisfaction guarantees with the purchase of their maps. If you are unhappy with the map for any reason, you’ll have the ability to speak with a customer service representative, who will address your concerns and offer a solution.
- Size and special features affect the overall price of world maps. Smaller maps, like the Rand McNally Wall Map, 50×32-Inch and the Landmass Scratch-Off World Map, 17×24-Inch are naturally more affordable. You’ll pay a bit more for the Motivation Without Borders Wall Map, 18×24-Inch, as it contains two maps. The Maps International World Map, 78×48-Inch commands the highest price, as it is oversized and laminated.