Travel Map Feature: 269-San Juan Island, Salish Sea

19 Mar
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Forget about a tropical retreat for a moment and think of a panoramic valley, dotted with cows, vineyards, iconic lighthouses, whale watching in the distance, and lush forest. San Juan Island is one of four islands, and the second-largest of the San Juan Archipelago, located in the northwest region of the contiguous United States between the […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

16 Mar

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… jas1968@ If your email address starts with “jas1968″ 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 […]

Great River Arts Paper products and descriptions

11 Mar

Are you confused about all of our products? Please review here to become more confident in your purchase. Available in four sizes, each art print is printed on acid free paper made from 29% recycled material.  All of the prints feature rich and luxurious colors, perfectly consistent with the original image, which was hand-painted using […]

Educational Map Series: Africae Nova

10 Mar
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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 […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

09 Mar

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… alliemartin63@ If your email address starts with “alliemartin63″ 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: Lake Norman, North Carolina

07 Mar
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The Lake Norman region supports a diverse flora and fauna. Aquatic plants include alligatorweed, coon’s tail, waterweed, while common species of trees comprises bald cypress, water tupelo, red maple, sweetgum, water ash and water oak. An abundance of fish can be found in Lake Norman, including carp, spotted sucker, redbreast sunfish, silver redhorse, spottail shiner, […]

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 […]

Educational Map Series: Portolan Chart of Africa

03 Mar
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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 […]