<< back to rugs-direct.com   shopping cart order status contact us return policy
Rugs Direct Art
Order Art Toll Free: 800.581.0300

World Maps

World maps are images of the planet Earth. Mankind has always been interested in documenting the world around them and this adventurous spirit is shown through map art, especially. These geographic images range from ancient depictions to modern representations of the planet Earth. This form of map art is highly sought after by map and art collectors around the world because of the social and historic importance of these images.
Home > Maps > World Maps

World Map Posters

Page 1 of 7
1
Old World Map ( in French)
Old World Map ( in French)
Fine-Art Print
40" x 20"
$53.99
Ships within 3-4 days
Old World Map Blue
Old World Map Blue
Fine-Art Print
40" x 20"
$53.99
Ships within 3-4 days
World Watercolor Map 1
World Watercolor Map 1
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Upside Down Map of the World
Upside Down Map of the World
Fine-Art Print
33" x 25"
$78.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Anima Mundi
Anima Mundi
Fine-Art Print
24" x 12"
$41.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Antique World Map
Antique World Map
Fine-Art Print
19" x 13"
$19.99
Ships within 4-5 days
World Map
World Map
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$81.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Gilded Map
Gilded Map
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$33.99
Ships within 3-4 days
Map of the World, c.1800's (mercator projection)
Map of the World, c.1800's (mercator projection)
Fine-Art Print
26" x 18"
$29.99
Ships within 4-5 days
Nova Totius
Nova Totius
Fine-Art Print
12" x 10"
$13.99
Usually ships same day
World Map II
World Map II
Fine-Art Print
25" x 19"
$29.99
Ships within 4-5 days
World Map with black border
World Map with black border
Fine-Art Print
25" x 19"
$29.99
Usually ships same day
World Hemispheres
World Hemispheres
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$81.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Map of the World
Map of the World
Fine-Art Print
44" x 30"
$71.99
Usually ships same day
Japanese World Map
Japanese World Map
Fine-Art Print
48" x 24"
$101.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Flat Map of Earth Showing City Lights of the World at Night
Flat Map of Earth Showing City Lights of the World at Night
Fine-Art Print
40" x 20"
$89.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Map Of The World
Map Of The World
Fine-Art Print
28" x 17"
$68.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Worldwide I
Worldwide I
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$33.99
Ships within 3-4 days
Gold Map
Gold Map
Fine-Art Print
24" x 16"
$54.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Old World Journey Map Black
Old World Journey Map Black
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$81.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Color My World
Color My World
Fine-Art Print
39" x 28"
$52.99
Usually ships same day
Old World Journey Map Black II
Old World Journey Map Black II
Fine-Art Print
18" x 18"
$44.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Gilded Map
Gilded Map
Fine-Art Print
36" x 24"
$139.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Close-up of a world map, John Speed, 1626
Close-up of a world map, John Speed, 1626
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$25.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Vintage World Map - Orbis Geographica
Vintage World Map - Orbis Geographica
Fine-Art Print
22" x 16"
$74.99
Ships within 4-5 days
Upside Down Map Of The World Clr 1
Upside Down Map Of The World Clr 1
Fine-Art Print
18" x 12"
$34.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Map of World
Map of World
Fine-Art Print
24" x 18"
$53.99
Ships within 1-2 days
Crate World Map Neutral
Crate World Map Neutral
Fine-Art Print
40" x 20"
$33.99
Ships within 3-4 days
Page 1 of 7
1
Many world map images are created to resemble globes. As such, these works are rounded and often show two images, one for each hemisphere. These globe images are popular because they show a more realistic view of the world. These works are also highly diverse in execution and styles range from highly detailed and decorative works like 'Map of the World(antique style) to fairly plain, informational images like 'Closeup of a World Map, 1626' by John Speed.

One of the most fascinating aspects of world maps for art and cartography enthusiasts are the differences between antique maps and modern maps. These works vary considerably and it's fascinating to study how many antique maps are missing areas that modern audiences take for granted. An example of this can be seen in the globe image, 'New World Map, 1676' by Pieter Goos.

World maps are meant to inform and ignite the imagination at the same time. These geographic images show the world as a possibility, something that is so much bigger than the limited perspective that people see each day. As such, many world map fine art focus on themes of adventure and mystery. This is accomplished through a variety of means, including adding imagery and making the map appear older than it is, as seen in 'World Map' Nicholas Visscher.
© 2017 Rugs Direct. All rights reserved.