Physical Map of Europe
We have added a “Physical Map of Europe” to our collection. So what is a Physical map anyway and how would it differ from a “Political Map of Europe“?
Physical maps have virtually the same information as political maps however they are designed to show physical structures or land-forms such as lakes, mountains, seas, oceans, deserts, plains, forests, jungles and grasslands. This topographical depiction of a map better illustrates the physical features you would come up against should you be moving physically through the country or continent depicted.
Do not mistake a physical map of Europe with a topographical map of Europe. While once these maps are similar they are not exactly the same. A topographical map will usually use contour lines to show changes in landscape. These changes often relate to altitude.