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Smaller than I thought
on 7 February 2011
I chose this map for my 7 yr old nephew.
The first thing that surprised me was the size. I mistakenly assumed it was over 100 cm but the dimensions given were a bit confusing.
When I measured the map, it was 90 x 60 cm, so much smaller than I expected.
Amazon, can you give the actual measurements and not the measurement of the cardboard tube it's delivered in?
The map quality seems ok, thin paper, but glossy surface. The stickers are ok.
Second thing: there is a bit too much 'blue' space around the continents, so in practice the labels for cities/capitals are quite small and would be difficult to read if you put it up on a wall next to a bed/desk.
This I imagine is to allow room for the stickers, but I am not sure it's worth it as it makes it look even smaller.
My third thing was that the map shows some pictures of typical famous buildings/ places next to the continent, but somehow only managed to fit the 'Europe' bit near Greenland, which I think must be confusing for a child.
So overall, fantastic idea, but not sure about the end result.
I'm going to look at larger maps, and I'll make sure I know the dimensions first.