Let's talk about finishing options. There are a lot of ways to hang a map on the wall. You can put it up like wall paper. (see the mural maps in the World Wall Map section). You can frame it in a metal frame, The frame helps protect the map but makes it hard to transport. We carry framed maps but we are extra careful when we ship them. It is difficult to pack them strong enough to survive the shipping companies. When we ship a framed map, we crate it first.
Most mounted or framed maps ship at no charge. We like to laminate the wall map and connect it through our exclusive system of screws and glues to walnut-grained strips. This is the finishing option we call "rails". These make the map look elegant and still allow it to be rolled up for transport. You can still mark locations on the map by using sticker dots instead of pins. Shipping charges are calculated in the shopping cart. But, most mounted and framed maps have free freight. . Be sure to read our return policy. Click here to see a map that will show you how long your order will take to arrive. We can custom make maps to your specification.Our Map of the Year is Turner's Antique-Look World Map. This is a great gift for world travelers. We even have the option of mounting and framing it..