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The cartographer draws the map. The artist makes it beautiful. -Vatican Art Collection

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Lisa Middleton: A traveler’s Journey

20 Aug

Growing up on the Upper Mississippi River valley, Lisa Middleton’s bedtime stories were tales of her parents’ adventures in Australia, south Asia, and Europe, where they were backpacking and travelling as teachers in the 1970’s. Family trips in her parents’ RV to places like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Arizona, and Florida, were the highlight […]

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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!


Lisa, your maps are so beautiful! Thank you! It was the perfect way to end the live auction and special appeal!

The [Danube]  map blew everyone away. We unveiled it the final night and have received many thank you notes once received at home. You should be very proud of what you created. I know it was a challenge when I contacted you and I personally cannot thank you enough for solving my challenge. The captains of the ships loved the prints so much, I gifted the framed samples to them at the end of the trip. They were very touched by your work!