Now the blog I found this on has an excellent step by step tutorial on how to make this. You can find it here http://ourvintagehomelove.blogspot.com/2012/04/vintage-map-new-bed-and-little-guys.html?m=1.
She does a great job and I pretty much followed it step by step. The only thing I had to purchase for this project was gloss Mod Podge . You need to use the gloss, not the matte, it gives it a little shine and a more authentic look. I mod podged both sides of my map to make it a little sturdier. For the poles I used a closet pole for the top and an old broom handle for the bottom. Both found in my garage. The poles were cut down to the same size (mine were 54" long) and then I spray painted them with Oil Rubbed Bronze by Rustoleum (also had on hand).
You attatch the map to the poles with heavy duty Velcro strips. The only thing I wish I had done different was on the bottom pole I should have put the Velcro on the back side of the map instead of the front. You can kind of see the Velcro but it's not that noticeable. I also added some tape strips on the back between the Velcro strips so it wouldn't gap out. Does that make sense?
So there you have it. My very own faux pull down map for under $10.00! I love, love, love how it turned out. Bonus, it is a quick project. Took me 2 hours start to finish. Which is about how much patience I have so that worked out well.