Are you a globetrotter with a passion for wanderlust? Or are you simply a homebody who loves decorating their home? No matter who you are, we’re sure you’ll love the following global maps, which are all from Etsy. Every single map of the world Etsy sent us is amazing. They instantly add a touch of sophistication to our space. From vintage prints to modern artworks and everything in between, the maps below have different things to offer. Some are mere decorations that always turn heads, while the rest allow us to track our trips. Want to know more about these maps and what we think of them? Keep scrolling and decide for yourself which map is the coolest!
DukhaWallArt Vintage World Map
The first option on this list is the beautiful DukhaWallArt Vintage World Map. This charming map is a great addition to any space. The sepia tone gives it a warm and vintage feel, which is great for those who are into that kind of vibe. We also think the map is very detailed and accurate. We’re able to see all of the different countries and continents easily. Since it’s so beautiful, there have been many instances where this map became a conversation starter for us.
Though pictured with a frame, you should note that the frame isn’t included, which explains why the map is more affordable. Don’t worry, though, as it still has a 0.2″ order for framing. Also, the map is printed in a way that it’s water and fade-resistant. Talk about durability! Finally, it’s available in four different dimensions.
- It has a nice vintage look that doesn’t go out of style.
- The map is shipped inside a sturdy cardboard tube.
- The quality of the matte paper is outstanding.
- No country borders.
DukhaWallArt Metal World Map
Elevate your space with this DukhaWallArt Metal World Map! If your living room or office looks too simple or boring, this world map can easily level it up. It’s meticulously designed to make your space look more interesting without being too much. Available in three different sizes, we think the biggest one is the best. It’s 45.3″ x 81.8″.
After seeing the picture below, one may think the map is hard to install. Luckily, it’s the contrary. We were able to hang it easily, and the instructions really helped us a lot so we could hang it proportionally. If the black metal doesn’t suit your taste, the map is also available in bronze, white, and gold.
- It’s a unique and modern world map.
- The map is backed by a 30-day guarantee.
- The map is free from harmful substances.
- It doesn’t have any information about the countries or borders.
GistWallArt World Map Tapestry
Among all of the world maps we received, the GistWallArt World Map Tapestry is certainly a standout. The most obvious difference about this map is its material, which is 100% polyester. This makes it a more lightweight option, which is great for those who want something they can bring anywhere they go. We also love how the edges are hemmed for that extra durability.
Yes, this may not be the appropriate map to display in your office or living room. However, it’s a fantastic map for kids. It can be a great decoration for your kid’s bedroom. Plus, the map contains information about the continents, countries, and landmarks, preparing your kid before they explore the world themselves.
- This map is mildew and water-resistant.
- The quality of the printing is second to none.
- It can be machine-washed.
- It’s specifically designed for kids only.
TripMap Places I’ve Been Map
For avid travelers, the TripMap Places I’ve Been Map is one of the best world maps to get. We have nothing bad to say about this map. First of all, it’s stunning. With muted colors, this map has a vintage vibe that matches industrial-themed spaces. We also love how all the borders have clear outlines, and the texts are all easy to read, even by some of us who have bad eyesight.
Furthermore, this map has been coated with a UV-protective water base. This makes the map extra durable, and the seller claims that the colors won’t change for up to 80 years. If that’s not impressive, we don’t know what is. Best of all, you’ll also receive 100 free pins to mark the places you’ve visited. To display the memories of your travels, make sure to also check out these picture frames on Etsy for travel memorabilia!
- The pins are available in dozens of different colors.
- There are six different map sizes to choose from.
- You can personalize the map by adding your name.
- Personalized maps can’t be returned.
visualgeomatics World Topography Map
What do you think about the visualgeomatics World Topography Map? This 3D map looks cool, right? Well, it does look cool, except it’s not 3D. When we received the map, we were awed by its breathtaking design. We also thought it was a 3D map, but we quickly realized it wasn’t once we touched it. It still doesn’t take away the value of the map, though. If anything, we want to give props to the seller as it manages to make a 2D map look like 3D. It certainly can be included as one of the most unique gifts on Etsy.
This map is made from durable, premium matte paper. This paper has a non-reflective surface, which allows us to read the map easily, even in bright conditions. Thanks to this material, the world map also appears vibrant. We think it’s going to be a show-stealer no matter where you put it. Don’t worry; it comes complete with a hanging kit.
- Free shopping worldwide.
- There are four different sizes to choose from.
- You can get the frameless variant, too.
- Some people may not be able to identify the countries since there are no labels.
WoodyWoodUA Push Pin Travel World Map
So, what’s our favorite map of the Earth Etsy sent us? It’s none other than the WoodyWoodUA Push Pin Travel World Map. Once we received this map, we immediately put it on our walls, and it has since been the highlight of our meeting room. This map is arguably the most beautiful way to mark your travels and plan your next destination.
“Thanks to this world map, our meeting room is now more charming and interesting. We’ve also received lots of compliments.”WOW Travel
What we love about this map is that it comes with 150 free push pins. That way, you don’t have to separately get them. In addition to that, you can choose the size of the map according to your preference. Speaking of preferences, the map is also available in several designs. You can get a blank one (no engravings or borders) to keep things simple and chic, or you can opt for the one with the names of the countries and borders engraved.
- The 3D effect makes the map more beautiful.
- You can add personalized phrases, names, or dates.
- It’s a beautiful decoration for any space.
- It’s one of the more expensive maps.
How To Choose The Best Map of the World?
Now that I’ve told you what we think of the maps above, it’s time to tell you some of the important things to consider when choosing a world map.
You should think about what is the map for. Are you going to use it for educational purposes, home decor, or travel planning? Different maps are designed for different purposes with different designs, so it’s important to choose one that meets your needs.
Another thing to consider is the content of the map. For educational purposes, you’ll want the map to have complete information like political borders, country names, or even population density. For travel planning, you should choose a map with pins.
Last but not least, you should think of the size. Of course, a bigger map will be able to show more details than a smaller one. It also allows you to read the information more clearly. However, it shouldn’t be so big that it makes your space look overwhelming.
Is the world map 100% accurate?
Sadly, no. It’s impossible to make a 100% accurate map as we can’t represent the Earth, which is a sphere, on a 2D surface without some distortion.
Where can I get the world map?
You can get a world map anywhere. However, I think Etsy is the best place for unique and one-of-a-kind world maps. Plus, it has so many different models to choose from.
Which world map is most accurate?
The AuthaGraph, created by Hajime Narukawa back in 1999, is considered to be the most accurate world map.
Some images on this article are copyrighted by Etsy.