ISSUE 8  |  Australia

Accessories: Raven Maps in Medford, Oregon

February 23, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Based in Medford, Oregon, Raven Maps produces fine geographical renderings in appealing shades of blue, green, and earth tones. According to Raven, "Maps must be accurate, but they should also be beautiful." The company begins with originals from the U.S. Geological Survey, then adds color tints to depict elevation. "The colors progress from greens at lower elevations, through yellows and browns, to gray and finally white at the highest altitudes in the mountainous states." Raven sells maps of all 50 U.S. states, as well as world maps, atlases, and National Parks maps.

Above: Photo via Reading My Tea Leaves.

Above: Raven's North America Map measures 42 by 43 inches and is $60 for the laminated version and $40 for the plain paper version.