Relief Maps

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     One way of showing the character of the land surface in a map is through shaded relief. Usually, green is used to indicate lowlands and vegetation, while shades of brown represent mountains and deserts, with white indicating high, snow-covered elevations. 

SCN 2296         SCN 2231

     The map of Spain was issued in 1982 to mark Stamp Day. The fiftieth anniversary of the National Institute of Geography was observed in 1990 by the map of France.



     The maps of the Falkland Islands and of South Georgia are semi-postals issued to help finance the rebuilding of the islands following the war with Argentina.

SCN 446

     The map of Iceland was issued to publicize the islandís off-shore fishing rights.

SCN 255

     Another relief map of Iceland.