Travel Map Feature: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

15 Jan
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This map of the Scuba Dives of Cozumel is a wonderful tribute to the most beautiful diving in the world! Known to scuba divers everywhere, Cozumel is unquestionably the top destination. Show your support by giving this amazing map to the scuba diver in your life or commemorate this wonderful place in your own home! […]

Educational Map Series: 039 Father of Waters 1887 Mississippi River

13 Jan
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This reproduction of a rare Mississippi River “ribbon map” was drawn by Captain Willard Glazier to “prove” his premise that the True Source of the Mississippi was Lake Glazier rather than Lake Itasca. Looking for modern day towns on an old map? Many modern-day towns are included in this. It also contains many towns noted […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

12 Jan

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… ms.tiffjohnson@ If your email address starts with “ms.tiffjohnson@″ 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: Beaufort and the Sea Islands, South Carolina

08 Jan
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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 […]

Educational Map Series: 147 Zachary Taylor’s Seat of War in Florida, 1839

07 Jan
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This map was produced by the United States Bureau of topographical engineers in the year 1839. It was produced at the order of Brvt. Brig. General Z. Taylor depicting the territory of what would later become the state of Florida. Much detail went into its creation by the Bureau of topographical engineers. If you look closely you […]

Educational Map Series: 026 Carte De La Louisiane, French United States c.1731

30 Dec
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De L’Isle’s “Carte de la Louisiane” published in approximately 1731 would become the primary reference source for exploration of the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys and was used by other cartographers as late as 1797. Believed to be the oldest map consulted in the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. All sizes are approximate. […]

Travel Map Feature: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

28 Dec
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This map of the Scuba Dives of Cozumel is a wonderful tribute to the most beautiful diving in the world! Known to scuba divers everywhere, Cozumel is unquestionably the top destination. Show your support by giving this amazing map to the scuba diver in your life or commemorate this wonderful place in your own home! […]

Educational Map Series: The Seminole War Era Map

24 Dec
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Secretary of War John Joseph Poinset commissioned this map to be made by Washington Hood in 1838. Incidentally, the Christmas plant we know as the Poinsettia gets its name from Poinset. He discovered the beautiful red leafed flower while on assignment as the United States Minister to Mexico. After he held this position, he became […]

Valentines day is February 14! Be ready with our Sweetheart Map: Give your cherished one the world with Our Rivers and World historical map

23 Dec
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The World in Hemispheres c. 1860  is especially endearing because of it’s Ribbons, Bows, and Floral decorations. Popular as a Mother’s Day gift and gift for women, this pretty map is great for “her” bathroom or vanity area. In this way you can remind her daily that you’d like to give her the world. It […]