Travel map Tuesday: Our Feature Travel Map Explore San Juan Island…Created by your travel map specialists at Great River Arts!

31 Jul
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50% off this map with discount code SALISHSEA Lisa and the design team have carefully crafted this beautiful map of San Juan Island, Washington just for you! Great for your guest room or new residents our maps are a wonderful gift and home decor option! Forget about a tropical retreat for a moment and think […]

Travel Tuesday Feature Map: Cape Cod — By the Travel Map Specialists @ Great River Arts

24 Jul

Get 50% off this map with discount code: CAPE From beautiful, serene beaches, quaint seaside dining, charming villages, to panoramic shoreline and scenic bike trails, Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an East Coast retreat that is dreamy, rich in history and quite inviting. This peninsula is located on the Easternmost portion of Massachusetts, extending for 65 […]

Our Travel Tuesday Feature Map: Discover Cuba– Maps made by US!

17 Jul
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Use discount code CUBA to receive 50% off your next order! 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 […]

Educational Map Series: Franquelin’s Map of Louisiana, 1684

15 Jul
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Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin’s Map of Louisiana, 1684, also known as “Map of Louisiana, or the Voyages of the Sieur de La Salle,” illustrates the careful recorded extent of France’s Louisiana and its progress of western discovery. Published following the French possession of the territory, it outlines the boundaries of the newly acquired lands claimed […]

History of the Compass Rose

15 Jul
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  As early as the 1300s, the compass rose became a significant fixture on maps and charts, appearing as a decorative element and used as a vital navigational tool. The first compass rose is said to have appeared on a portolan chart found in the Catalan Atlas, attributed to the Majorcan Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques […]

Our New Appalachian Trail Feature!

06 Jul
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 Use discount code APP to get 50% off this map!  Stretching from the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine, and boasting roughly 2,200 miles (3,500 km) of incredible, rich and scenic pastoral, wooded, and untamed terrain, Appalachian Trail is an American treasure and its premier hiking trail. The Appalachian Trail […]

Old Map Studies: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Mississippi River Valley as Told Through Maps!

04 Jul

Myths and Legends of the Ancient Mississippi River Valley as Told Through Maps The Mississippi River Valley, running from the present-day U.S. states of Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, has been riddled with myths and legends, regarding the settlement, cultural influence and establishment of North American pre-Columbian civilization and what we now accept as […]