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Educational Map Series: Manhattan 1638- the first true map of Manhattan Island!

18 Feb
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This beautiful manuscript map is the work of Dutch cartographer and watercolorist Joan Vinckeboons, published in 1639. Vinckeboons came from a family of artists and started out drawing for his father. Around 1640, he got into map-making and is known for his beautiful watercolor manuscript maps of the East and West Indies. His stunning works […]

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In all my recent and lengthy NPS Centennial travels, I was perhaps most taken with my meeting up with Lisa Middleton and her vintage map collection.  I immediately recognized their importance and relevance to our national parks and  encouraged her to attend this upcoming Public Lands Alliance meeting.

Bought one for the office then my wife bought this one for the home.

I highly recommend working w/ Ms. Middleton. The map I received is beautiful and the perfect complement of historic interest w/ earth tone colors. It was carefully packed in a thick tube so it wouldn’t get damaged. I couldn’t be happier as it’s going to be the perfect Christmas gift.

Thanks! Great Map, fast service and a bonus gift of 2 cards. I couldn’t be happier!

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