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Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

07 Mar

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… boleswh@ If your email address starts with “boleswh″ 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 “randomnamepicker.org” Thank you […]

Travel Map Feature: North and South Hutchinson Island

03 Mar
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Hutchinson Island is known for its beautiful, pristine, sandy beaches, nature preserves and parks. The long, thin island stretches for 23 miles and is over a mile wide at various points. It is situated roughly Northwest to Southeast and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Indian River on the west, the […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Savannah and Tybee Island

25 Feb
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Use discount code SAV to get 50% off!  Affectionately dubbed the “The Hostess City of the South,” Savannah was established in 1733 and is known to be the oldest city in the State of Georgia, and America’s first planned city, which still maintain 22 of its 24 original squares today. The name Savannah is believed to […]

Discovery Map Series: 037 Door County with Lighthouse Inset 1878

23 Feb
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This well-executed Door County Map was originally published as part of the Historical Atlas of Wisconsin in 1878 by Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., Milwaukee. It was a hand-colored lithographed Atlas map with two insets showing townships, sections, rural buildings, etc. The county takes it name from the passage between the tip of the peninsula […]

Travel Map Feature: Lake Michigan

18 Feb
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The third largest of the gems that are the Great Lakes of North America, Lake Michigan is a natural lake entirely sheltered within the borders of the United States, and touches the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Its name originates in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) word “michi- gami,” meaning “large lake.” At roughly 22,300 square miles, […]

Discovery Map Series: 003 1846 Railroad Map Featuring Many Northeastern States Rhode Island Connecticut Massachusetts

16 Feb
3.Education

This 1846 map features several states on the north eastern seaboard. This was a time in our history when towns and cities were springing up in populated areas as expansion and industry took root. However, if you look closely at this map, it appears that much of the topography, and landmarks, are missing. The reason? […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

15 Feb

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… allenrach22@ If your email address starts with “allenrach22″ 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 “randomnamepicker.org” Thank you […]

Travel Map Feature: 208 Custom map of Hawaii Waterfalls, Beaches, and Natural Lands

11 Feb
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Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies Hawaii, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the tallest sea mountain in the world. This chain of islands is roughly 2000 miles  (3200 kilometers) from the coast of the Continental United States. Hawaii is made up of eight major islands and more than […]

Discovery Map Series: 001 1737 Heirs Map of British North American Territories

09 Feb
2. Education

This map is a derivative work by Heir. It was taken from a British territories map produced by Herman Moll. Derivative works were common among cartographers. It was considered a sort of honor to have your work serve as the basis for future productions. It spoke to the accuracy and expert craftsmanship you had produced. […]