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Travel Map Feature: 183 Discover Cuba

05 Jul
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This Caribbean Island nation sits between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and is 150km south of Key West, Florida. In its historic, artistic, cultural, and geographic context, Cuba is a vibrant and fascinating place with attractions that defines the identity of Cuba and its people. Its landscape features scattered rugged mountain ranges, […]

Discovery Map Series: Expedition Through The Rocky Mountains 1842

03 Jul
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Called the “Pathfinder,” John Charles Fremont was a skilled surveyor, mathematician and explorer who ventured on important expeditions deep into the American West. His work “Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the Years, 1843-44” was a seminal one, published in 1845 in a […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

02 Jul

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… raina_trevenna@ If your email address starts with “raina_trevenna” please email me at: lisa@greatriverarts.com to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with random.org. Thank you […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Crystal Coast, North Carolina

28 Jun
Crystal-Coast

The Crystal Coast is an 85-mile stretch of coastline extending from the Cape Lookout National Seashore to southwestward to the New River, encompassing the entire area along the Bogue Banks, a barrier island that stretches for more than 20 miles. It is a mixture of colorful history, quiet stretches of beaches, quaint small towns, historic homes, picturesque […]

Discovery Map Series: Portolan Chart of Africa

26 Jun
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In 1633, Pascal Roiz created the nautical chart titled by cataloger, A Portolan Chart of the Atlantic Ocean and Adjacent Continents. Pascoal Roiz was a Portuguese cartographer and portolan maker with origins in Lisbon and who was active during the 17th century. This historical portolan chart shows the Atlantic Ocean, southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

25 Jun

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… mikebarkhaus@ If your email address starts with “mikebarkhaus” please email me at: lisa@greatriverarts.com to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with random.org. Thank you […]

Travel Map Feature: Beaufort and the Sea Islands, South Carolina

21 Jun
Beaufort

Discovered by Spanish Captain Pedro de Salaza in 1514, Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston, and is situated in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, on Port Royal Island. It was chartered by the British in 1711, and is known for its scenic location and for preserving a […]

Discovery Map Series: Africae Nova

19 Jun
3.2 Educational

This mid-17th century map, Africae Nova Tabula, created by the Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), is a beautiful decorative map of the continent of Africa, and was published in 1640 in Paris by Chez Iean Boisseau. Jodocus Hondius established himself as one of the most prominent geographers and engravers during the 17th century. Amsterdam was […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Lake Country Of Northern Waukesha County Wisconsin

14 Jun

Our skills have increased greatly with our Lake Art popularity! Get inspired for your lake map design here. Lake map art offers the ideal way to display the nostalgia in a lake home. They make great, unique gifts for family and friends, and the perfect keepsake for decorating a home or cottage, as well as to […]

Discovery Map Series: Portolan Chart Of The Mediterranean And Black Seas With The West Coast Of Spain And Portugal

12 Jun
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Titled “Portolan Atlas of the Mediterranean Sea, Western Europe and the Northwest Coast of Africa” by a cataloger, Catalan cartographer Joan Oliva is believed to be the mapmaker behind the creation of this portolan chart created in Italy in 1590. This chart, which represents the [Eastern Mediterranean] is one of five portolan charts in the […]