Here is a colorful, attention-getting map of the USA. The ocean background is made from Madrona burl veneer dyed blue. Each state, as well as Canada, surrounding islands, Mexico and the Bahamas are made of different species of wood (the list is included, available on request). This is a very hard subject, but this map is accurate and functional. Hundreds of cities and locations are marked. The frame is made from Mahogany, ebonized with iron acetate, garnet shellac and polyurethane.
I've included a photo of a different map, without blue water. This one was prominently displayed at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 2008. Prices are determined by size and detail. The one listed here, 24" x 34", is available now for $450.00, shipping included.