Definitions for "Neatline"
Surrounding border line containing all of the cartographic elements on a map. Is considered a cartographic enhancement.
Line separating the body of a map from the map margin. On a standard quadrangle map, the neatlines are the meridians and parallels delimiting the quadrangle.
Is the visual frame for the map. It is a border around the entire page. It usually provides the basis for a the page. (Clarke, 2001)