Trade Routes of the Sahara - Vintage Shaded Relief Map (1889)
Regular price $40.00
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This is a 2D (FLAT) map printed on fine art media! Read more below.
We understand this is like no map you have ever seen before, take a moment to read our Frequently Asked Questions regarding shaded relief maps.
This beautiful vintage style map has been digitally restored and stylized to give the appearance of an illuminated landscape.
• Premium reproduction, restored for a like-new appearance while preserving vintage character
• Stylized with stunning digital hillshading effects (printed in 2D)
• A perfect fit for any home decor theme
Premium Matte Paper:
Our Premium Matte Paper option is a museum-quality poster printed with giclée inks. The thick paper is archival and acid-free with vivid color definition. Paper details:
• 10 mil thick
• 189 gsm weight
• Matte finish
Unframed posters arrive in a shipping tube, allow time to flatten before use.
These are 2D prints - this means the product is flat to the touch
Our lightweight, wood poster frames are a great option for prints ready-to-hang out of the box. Framing service and shipping included in price. Product details:
• Alder, semi-hardwood 3/4″ thick frame
• Lightweight acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
Metal (US Only):
Our vibrant metal prints are a stunning alternative to traditional posters and frames. Product details:
• Aluminum metal surface with wood backing for wall hanging
• Scratch and fade resistant
• Made in the USA
How long until I receive my order?
Each product is printed on demand so that you receive a brand new print instead of one that has been sitting on a shelf. Production times will vary, but orders will typically be shipped out within 2-5 business days with longer wait times occurring during the holiday season (November and December). During the holidays, there will be clearly advertised deadlines to ensure your product arrives on time.
Are the relief maps 3D printed?
No - all of our maps are printed on high quality 2D media (e.g. matte paper) and thus are flat to the touch. The incredibly realistic shading creates the illusion of 3D art, even at close range. Read more about our relief maps here.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We currently offer free shipping worldwide! To facilitate efficient delivery of international orders, we utilize partner facilities in the EU and Australia. We are not responsible for any customs fees incurred upon delivery.
Where are the prints produced?
All domestic orders are printed in the USA. We also partner with printing agencies in the EU and Australia to facilitate quicker shipping times for international orders.
What shipping service do you use?
We primarily use USPS and FedEx for shipment of domestic orders. International orders are shipped using various services depending on the destination country. All orders are shipped with a tracking number.
Can I order a custom map?
Unfortunately we do not take commissions for any custom maps.
What is your return policy?
We offer 30-day, no-hassle returns on all unframed prints. No questions asked, if you don't like it just send it back to us. Unfortunately, we cannot take returns on any framed prints. Read more about our return policy here.
Do you offer a warranty for products misprinted or damaged in transit?
In the rare case your product was misprinted or damaged during shipping, reach out to us via our contact page and we will get a new print out as soon as possible. Be sure to send photographs of the full print, the damage, and the packing slip.
Do you work with wholesale partners?
We are not currently accepting new retail partners at this time.
Why is there an anachronism on my vintage map?
The date printed on the Vintage Topographic maps is an approximate date that reflects the original publication. Sometimes, old maps are reprinted and small changes are made (e.g. addition of an airport) that don't fit the time period of the original publication. Additionally, in the mosaic process, multiple maps are brought together that may have been published at slightly different times. If you are interested in more technical information about the historic topo maps, reach out by email and I will answer any questions.
At East of Nowhere, our goal is to provide premium works of art that you will enjoy for years to come. We understand the uncertainties associated with buying goods online and we want to make the process as simple as possible.
30 days, no questions asked.
We accept returns and/or exchanges within 30 days of the purchase date for unframed posters only. Prints must be returned in perfect condition with proof of purchase. Upon receipt of returned merchandise, we will process your refund and the balance will be returned through your original payment method (e.g. credit card, PayPal).
We cannot accept any returns or exchanges for custom orders, framed, or metal prints.
How to return.
To begin the return process, send an inquiry email to email@example.com and we will provide you with further instructions. Please include your name and order number in the request. If you purchased a product from us through our Etsy page, you must use Etsy messenger to contact us.
Customers are responsible for paying for return shipping costs, shipping costs are non-refundable. It is highly recommended that returns are shipped using a tracking service and insurance. If a return is lost in transit, we cannot offer a refund on the order.
Damaged or misprinted products.
In the rare case your product was misprinted or damaged during shipping, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get a new print out as soon as possible. Be sure to send photographs of the full print, the damage, and the packing slip.
If you need to cancel your order, please reach out via our contact page within one hour of your purchase. Please include your name and order number. If you do not reach out within this window, we cannot cancel your order.
Prices for purchased items cannot be adjusted, regardless of whether the item has been shipped.