Essential Geography USA Map

SKU: 5633

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This map is rich in details and subtle nuances portraying the US as a tapestry of basic geographic elements inlaid with a broad, multi-cultural spectrum of landmarks. Award winning cartographer David Imus, dedicated 6000 hours to meticulously craft this, maximizing information and readability with an emphasis on detailed topography. An intrinsically useful piece of art that will draw you in with beautiful cartographic detail and inspire a greater appreciation of, the real places it was inspired by. Completely indexed on back with all cities, landmarks and places of interest, this is a uniquely fascinating map is superb for ride-planning. Printed on high-quality heavy paper. 50"×35.3".


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Customer Reviews (5)

Perfect planning mapReview by StratKat74
This map is great. Detailed and very easy to read. Shows elevations, mountains, vegetation and major highways to help make longer distance route planning easier than scrolling through digital screens. Recommended. (Posted on 12/21/18)
Follow Up To More Than Just a MapReview by Rich
Got my map back from the framer and it looks even better. I had them laminate a clear material that allows me to use dry board markers and then erase. Perfect for planning trips, plotting assaults on blue highways, or showing the grandkids where I've been.
(Posted on 11/21/15)
More Than A MapReview by Rich
OK, thirty bucks is a heck of a lot of money for a map, but this is more than just a map - it is art. Everything the product description says is true. As any map, there will be a favorite road that didn't make it on there, but I was surprised at the detail. It comes shipped rolled up in a tube so there are no fold lines, so you can take it to your favorite framer. That's where mine is going. This is art. Art that will keep me smiling on dark cold winter nights. (Posted on 10/14/15)
great wall mapReview by anthony
Fine road map that will hang around for years. For planning we use a yellow highlighter to market where we want to go. Then highlight the route red after we ride it. A map distance measurement tool also is a great addition to help with quick planning.
tony (Posted on 2/20/13)
Launchpad of roadtrip dreamsReview by RIck G
Kudos to Aerostich for adding this to the catalog. This is an amazing map! Beautiful cartography, useful detail, old world craftsmanship for the computer age. I hung this on the wall of my office the day it arrived and enjoy looking at it (and planning my next trip) every day. I'll be giving these as gifts this year... (Posted on 10/8/12)


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Good maps are where great rides always begin. I’ll get them out for any trip of more than a few hours, and will write directly on their paper-printed cartography using one of these grease pencils, running my line an eighth of an inch to the side of desired roads. Such marked-up whole-state pages from oversize atlas’s are customized wish lists of places to reach and roads to experience. They are torn out and folded to fit beneath a tank bag’s window, with more similarly marked-up folded map pages waiting just beneath. And on longer trips an envelope bag, map bag, loksak, or Tank Bag Briefcase holds even a few more. Many riders take along an entire atlas.

Embarrassingly, I also still carry an old small liquid filled orienteering compass inside my bathroom shave kit, and another even smaller compass inside a zippered odds-n-ends tank-bag pouch. I don’t remember the last time I wanted or needed either one. We stopped selling such compasses many years ago. They’re vaguely sentimental artifacts now, but they don’t take much space and perhaps add a slight psychologically reassuring emergency-backup-readiness-feeling for some kind of unlikely apocalyptic survival scenario. The one in the bathroom kit was originally placed there in the pre-GPS/pre-smartphone era, mainly for exploratory walkabouts through the mazes of sidewalks in unfamiliar larger cities arrived at by car or air.

These days we sell only one quasi-functional compass, a tiny cheap thing that clips onto a handlebar and is merely decorative unless it’s moved well clear of the motorcycle. But we still stock dozens of detailed road maps, and six useful road atlases…because maps are never included.

And they are essential.