The print quality is high, and the paper is high quality and slightly glossy, though not so glossy that it reflects light and obscures the details. The map is detailed, though not any more detailed than the maps in the novels apart from a texture to the various areas (e.g. Dorne being sandy, the area around the Wall being snowy), and it of course printed in a far higher resolution than those maps. It also came packaged in a cardboard tube so sturdy you could quite probably knock someone out with it, or play baseball with it if you're not so inclined to violence. It's also marked as an official HBO product, with the licensing details in very small print at the bottom of the map, should you feel a little apprehensive about "What if this is just some picture the seller found online and printed off himself" as is fairly common on eBay. This is certainly an official product. So in summary, it's a nice poster that has a classy feel to it and is somewhat more subtle and refined way of showing your love of the series than having a huge Sean Bean glowering at you across the room (though I'm sure some people would like that). It's also large enough that you can glance up at it as you read the books and picture where all the different characters are, and in more convenient, colourful and dramatic fashion than flicking to the maps at the front of the book.