Download Natural Earth II
Update: Check out NaturalEarthData.com for a new version of Natural Earth II and matching vector data.
Natural Earth II terrestrial data comes with several hydrography representations, and without. Version 2C is the author's favorite.

Data hosted by: Florida State University, FREAC


1. Classic map hydrography – WDB2* water bodies, cased coastlines, and rivers
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16,200 x 8,100 pixels, jpeg format, Geographic projection, WGS84 datum, World file)

A)..Ocean with flat blue tint:...Sample....Download (16.5MB).

B)..Ocean with layered depth** tints:...Sample...Download (17.8MB)

C)..Ocean with blended depth tints and shading:...Sample...Download (25MB)

D)..Same as C above without Antarctic ice shelves:...Sample...Download (25MB)


2. Satellite hydrography – MODIS VCF*** water bodies (no casings) plus WDB2 rivers
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16,200 x 8,100 pixels, jpeg format, Geographic projection, WGS84 datum, World file)

A)..Ocean with flat blue tint:...Sample....Download (16.8MB).

B)..Ocean with layered depth tints:...Sample...Download (17.7MB)

C)..Ocean with blended depth tints and shading:...Sample...Download (25.2MB)

D)..Same as C above without Antarctic ice shelves:...Sample...Download (25.2MB)


3. Terrestrial data without hydrography
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16,200 x 8,100 pixels, jpeg format, Geographic projection, WGS84 datum, World file)

A)..Environment colors and relief:...Sample....Download (15.2MB).

B)..Environment colors only:...Sample....Download (11.8MB).

C)..International boundaries:...Sample....Download (2.4MB).


4. Page-size maps
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4,000 x 2,000 pixels, jpeg format, Geographic projection, WGS84 datum, World file)

A).
.Ocean with flat blue tint:...Sample....Download (1.4MB).

B)..Ocean with blended depth tints and shading:...Sample....Download (2.3MB).

C)..Environment colors and relief (no water):...Sample....Download (1.2MB).

*World Data Bank II (WDB2)
**Depths shown at 200, 600, 1,000, 2,000, 4,000, 6,000, 8,000 meters

***Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Vegetation Continuous Fields (VCF)