Travel Tuesday Map Feature: The Sites Of Death Valley National Park, California

18 Aug
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Straddling the California-Nevada border, Death Valley National Park occupies a desert valley area between the arid Great Basin and Mojave deserts. It is the hottest and driest place in America, and the lowest of all the national parks in the lower 48 states. Covering 3.3 million acres, this park features salt-flats, mysterious rocks, sand dunes, […]

Discovery Map Series: Earliest Chart Of The Galapagos A. Arrowsmith, 1798

16 Aug

It was in the year 1793 that Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy set sail in the merchant ship Rattler to do a survey of the Galapagos Islands to investigate the possibilities of sperm-whale fisheries in the region. Colnett’s Chart of the Galapagos is the first fairly accurate map of the archipelago. It was […]

Discovery Map Series: Portolan Chart Of The Mediterranean And Connecting Seas 1550

09 Aug
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It was in the year 1793 that Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy set sail in the merchant ship Rattler to do a survey of the Galapagos Islands to investigate the possibilities of sperm-whale fisheries in the region. Colnett’s Chart of the Galapagos is the first fairly accurate map of the archipelago. It was […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Paradise Valley, MT

04 Aug
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In southwestern Montana, just north of Yellowstone National Park and nestled between the Absaroka Range to the east and the Gallatin Range to the west is Paradise Valley. This Montana gem follows the Yellowstone River, and boasts 53 miles of breathtaking, scenic landscape, stretching through rich rolling farmland, hot springs, flowing crystal, clear rivers, acres […]

Discovery Map Series: Portolan Chart Of The Mediterranean And Connecting Seas 1550

02 Aug
portolean_chart_of_mediterreanean

It was in the year 1793 that Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy set sail in the merchant ship Rattler to do a survey of the Galapagos Islands to investigate the possibilities of sperm-whale fisheries in the region. Colnett’s Chart of the Galapagos is the first fairly accurate map of the archipelago. It was […]

Discovery Map Series: Historic Hawaii Collection

26 Jul
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Hawaii has a rich history and culture shaped by an enduring heritage, struggle and its natural environment. Cartography has helped to convey important aspects of the Hawaiian story, particularly as it relates to politics. Before the Kingdom of Hawaii became a territory in 1900, it had enjoyed sovereignty through monarchical rule for some 100 years. […]

Discovery Map Series: Map Of The Hawaiian Islands 1876

19 Jul
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Under the direction of William D. Anderson, Surveyor General of the Hawaiian Government Survey, Map of the Hawaiian Islands, 1876 was created and published for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of American independence by J. L. Smith Co. More specifically, it was for the Hawaiian Exhibit at the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products […]