Globetrotter Travel Map
I buy a half-dozen maps, from country-level overviews
to city maps and historical maps. I actually went
through two maps in Scotland -- wore straight through
the folds and had to buy a replacement map halfway through the trip.
Since we weren't going to drive anywhere on our own,
I wasn't as concerned about having a good road map.
But I did pick up this Globetrotter map since it covered
the main roads, and also had details for the larger
cities. Since it's a travel map - apparently specifically
aimed at tourists -- it is notated with the major
sites, while areas with few sites of interest are less
The roadmap was surprisingly accurate, considering
the spate of road building in the desert, according to our guide. The city maps of
Cairo are not detailed enough to consider setting
out on your own, but the major bits are shown so you
can get an idea of where you are.
This was a clearer map than the Lonely Planet Atlas,
which is much more a geographical and topographical-type
map. It's a fine line to find a useful map with points
of interest well-marked and an accurate view of the
landscape. This map does a pretty good job of both.