Folded Mountains, Pennsylvania – Maps-Un-Natural™ Poster


This image shows the folded Ridge and Valley belt in the Appalachian Mountains in south-central Pennsylvania. These folded mountains are believed to have been created by repeated expansion and contraction of prior mountain ranges by tectonic forces. The Allegeny Front is in the upper left and Martinsburg is in the center.

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The Maps-Un-Natural™ series could also be called Psychedelic Maps. These are an effort to create a visually stunning and interesting image, usually with a limited color palette. The coloration varies only with elevation and often brings out notable landscape features.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Card

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Back of card text:
Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park , it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Skyline Drive, the park’s scenic byway, has over 75 overlooks providing spectacular views. 500 miles of trails lead hikers to waterfalls, vistas, and the quiet of the woods.

Celebrate your favorite national park with one of these beautiful map cards of Shenandoah National Park! They make excellent gifts as well as dispatches to friends and relatives. Made from official National Park Service maps, formatted to fit these nicely printed cards.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee Card

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Back of card text:
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park . World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.

Celebrate your favorite national park with one of these beautiful map cards of Great Smoky Mountains National Park! They make excellent gifts as well as dispatches to friends and relatives. Made from official National Park Service maps, formatted to fit these nicely printed cards.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm


The Great Smoky Mountains , as part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, are among the oldest mountain ranges on earth, being formed perhaps 200 to 300 million years ago. Within the 800 square mile Park, elevations range from about 875 feet to over 6600 feet. Relatively untouched by glaciers or oceans for over a million years, the terrain is dissected by streams and features steep-sided valleys; erosion has been slow and uniform over the ages. This is America’s most visited national park. This image covers the entire Park.


Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm


The Great Smoky Mountains , as part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, are among the oldest mountain ranges on earth, being formed perhaps 200 to 300 million years ago. Within the 800 square mile Park, elevations range from about 875 feet to over 6600 feet. Relatively untouched by glaciers or oceans for over a million years, the terrain is dissected by streams and features steep-sided valleys; erosion has been slow and uniform over the ages. This is America’s most visited national park. This image covers the entire Park.


Maps-au-Naturel images eliminate the presence of man to show only the natural landscape. These maps are created to be more of an artistic approximation, a feeling, of a particular landscape, rather than an exact rendering of every detail. The actual topography and coloration of the terrain are researched and studied in maps, photos and satellite imagery, and then applied generally to the Maps-au-Naturel image.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm