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The Pig War of 1859

22 Sep
Political Cartoon depicting the Pig War.

Not only are pigs a great source of food, they can also be a great source of trouble. Take for instance the Pig War that started in the mid-1800s. The incident was centered around the Treaty of 1846. As it happened, there were land disputes between the United States and Great Britain concerning the land that lay west […]

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Usually several times larger than the original map, Map Artist Lisa Middleton
debuts the map in the way it was meant to be enjoyed...
As a treasured centerpiece. Framed and unframed
options are available. Map artist Lisa Middleton
also welcomes opportunities to design a map for you and
to paint historical maps. Please request a price quote.
Please click here to order an original painting.
Please click here to see a video about my custom maps.


Pronounced GEE-clay, giclées are the most accurate method of reproducing a
painting that we have today. Developed in the late 1980's
this technology utilizes high end ink jet printers and
museum quality paper and inks. Giclees are sized 18x24",
24x36", 40x60".  Each Giclée is signed and numbered and
comes with an historical statement and certificate of
authentication.  Giclées are packaged on foam core or in a hard tube.


These affordable maps are miniature versions of the
masterpiece. They are perfect for travel, mailing and gift
giving. They are signed through 25 and include a
historical statement .
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What people are saying about Great River Arts

Absolutely stunning map – beautiful!


I had your map framed in a gold frame it is beautiful.  Love the map.  
I will be able to show my grandchildren the route their great, great , great grandmother’s wagon train took coming to California.  Julia Whisman family’s wagon was part of the same wagon train the Donner Party was in but when the Donners decided to take the Hasting’s Cutoff her group continue on along the Snake River.
Their group beat the Donner Party across the Pass by two weeks and went on to Sutter’s Fort.  Upon arrival at Sutter’s Fort Julia’s mother gave birth a to a boy that Sutter declared to be the first child to be born to American parents in the new state of California.  The boy was named John Sutter Whisman.
Your map will become a part of our family’s heritage.

Lisa, I purchased this railroad map from you in Fountain Hills, Az a few months ago. I found some barn wood at a neighbor’s garage sale, and put together a frame for it. Your work is incredible. Can’t wait to see more of your work at future shows.11187416_1626002037637341_6586577494306048463_o (1)