As one of the authors of Near Space, I wanted to see for myself how the printed Near Space poster map looks in reality. Thus, I ordered a copy from our store at Zazzle - you can call it a "proofing copy", though the product definitely does not need much proofing as I am very satisfied with how it turned out.
Map design by Omer Golan-Joel, map by Ian Stead.
The poster map has thus arrived at my home in Yavne, Israel. Here is how its unboxing looks like: