Fjords, Alaska – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


Fjords are characterized by steep-sided mountains dropping precipitately into the sea. The U.S.-Canadian border zig-zags in Coast Range in the upper right of the image. In the center-left, the larger Lynn Canal splits into the western Chilkat Inlet and the eastern Chilkoot Inlet, with the city of Haines between them. The surrounding mountains are covered with glaciers.

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The Maps-Un-Natural™ series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Drumlin Field, Wisconsin – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


The drumlin field between Madison and Milwaukee is one of the largest in the United States with about 5000 drumlins. The terrain is generally flat or rolling, and is made up largely of drumlins, oblong hills oriented lengthwise northeast to southwest in the direction of the glacial ice flow. Watertown is in the center of the image.

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The Maps-Un-Natural™ series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Mississippi River Delta – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


Not to be confused with the Mississippi Delta further upstream, the river delta forms as sediment is carried out to the mouth of the Great River where it flows into the ocean. The sediment is dropped as the force of the water can no longer carry it. Over time, the delta keeps extending outward. However, the Mississippi River Delta is shrinking due to dams and water diversion which reduce the amount of sediment in the river, so the natural forces of erosion, such as hurricanes, are dominant.

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The Maps-Un-Natural™ series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Coulee Country, Washington – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


At the end of the last ice age, large glacial outburst floods carved out canyons, or coulees, in the landscape, so this area in Central Washington became known as “Coulee Country”. Sun Lakes State Park is at the center, and Coulee City is in the upper right corner of the image.

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The Maps-Un-Natural™ series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Sun%20Lakes

Maine Coast – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


The rugged Maine Coast is comprised of weathered metamorphosed bedrock eroded by rivers and the sea. In addition, the area is slowly subsiding 5-10 mm per year. This image is centered around the Damariscotta River, with the Sheepscot River to the east. The town of Boothbay is at the very center-left bottom.

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The Maps-Un-Natural series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park – Maps-al-Fresco™ Poster


170 million years ago, ancient sedimentary rocks were forced eastward over younger formations in this area. The older rocks, called the Lewis Overthrust, contain excellent examples of Earth’s earliest life forms. Glaciers then carved the landscape into it’s current form, leaving U-shaped valleys, cirques (amphitheatre-shaped upper valleys), cols (passes), arêtes (knife ridges), and gendarmes (pinnacles). Moraines formed at the ends of receding glaciers created over 700 lakes and tarns, most unnamed. Due to climate patterns, most of the glaciers present 150 years ago have disappeared, with the rest potentially melting by 2020. This image covers both Glacier National Park, and Waterton Lakes National Park across the border in Canada.

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Maps-al-Fresco™ harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument – Maps-al-Fresco™ Poster


Mount Saint Helens is the youngest of the major Cascade volcanoes – its visible cone was formed entirely during the past 2,200 years. It was a stratovolcano, with steep sided, often symmetrical cones constructed of alternating layers of lava flows, ash, and other volcanic debris, which tend to erupt explosively. The volcano was intermittently active for at least a 26-year span from 1831 to 1857, and perhaps as early as 1800. In the weeks before March 27, 1980 earthquakes began to occur, and on that date Mount Saint Helens erupted, sending ash and steam 6,000 feet high. The side of the mountain collapsed and unleashed a northward debris avalanche and lateral blast that devastated an area of about 230 square miles. This image covers the remains of the volcano itself.

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Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Monument information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens/

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Maps-al-Fresco™ Poster


The Great Smoky Mountains, as part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, are among the oldest mountain ranges on earth, being formed perhaps 200 to 300 million years ago. Within the 800 square mile Park, elevations range from about 875 feet to over 6600 feet. Relatively untouched by glaciers or oceans for over a million years, the terrain is dissected by streams and features steep-sided valleys; erosion has been slow and uniform over the ages. This is America’s most visited national park. This image covers the entire Park.

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Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm

Puerto Rico – Maps-al-Fresco™ Poster


Puerto Rico was formed by tectonic forces about 185 million years ago at the boundary between the Caribbean and North American Plates; this boundary is the Puerto Rican Trench. The trench is located 75 miles north of the island, and reaches depths of more than 27,500 feet. This is the deepest area of the Atlantic Ocean. In general, the topography includes the Cordillera Central across the middle of the island with Cerro La Punta as the highest peak. The coastal lowlands border the north and south coasts. The karst regions in the northwest and southwest consist of formations of rugged limestone dissolved by water, creating mogotes (haystack hills), sinkholes, caves, and cliffs. The islands of Vieques and Culebra are inset.

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Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Olympic National Park – Maps-al-Fresco™ Poster


The Olympic Mountains are the result of eons of geologic forces. Original sandstone and shale was compressed and folded by tectonic plates colliding, then was shot through with igneous rocks creating a dome structure. Over time, the dome has been eroded by the incessant flow of moist air from the Pacific Ocean. In the lower elevations the streams erode the landscape, and in the higher elevations the moisture feeds the glaciers, which carve the alpine peaks and valleys. Olympic National Park is dominated by the 7,965 foot Mount Olympus, which has several active glaciers still at work. This image shows the eastern portion of the Park.

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Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm.