This is by far the best priced map I've seen on the market, AND it is a phenomenal quality map. The map has unique features such as latitude and longitude markings on the side, fine detail of topography, countries & cities marked with text - and color separated, a time zone section showing the IDL, as well as all the flags of the countries of the world. This map is large and should be considered when buying that you have a wall large enough to display it. The map also comes laminated, with about 1/2" border of laminate around the edge, which is great for mounting it on the wall with a staple gun. I bought this map for my son about 10 years ago, which hangs on his wall. A friend of mine thought it was the best she'd ever seen as well, so I helped her find it on Amazon so she could get one for her family. She had been looking all over the internet for a good quality map, but most of them were smaller, and about double the price of this one. This is the best map, at the best price.