This is a wooden map I made for the palace of a Saudi prince. It is in the city of Jeddeh, Saudi Arabia. I had to make a projection for a map that was sixteen feet long but only six feet tall (not easy). Once all of the details were ironed out, I had seven weeks to make it.
Four sheets of plywood had to be precisely aligned so that latitude lines and veneer seams would be consistent all of the way across. Above each latitude line is a functioning clock, 24 in all, one for each time zone. 650 place names were laser printed and inlaid into the background. Boundaries and rivers were done with a drafting pen.