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Educational Map Series: Map Of The Hawaiian Islands 1876

14 Jul

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 […]

Educational Map Series: Historic Hawaii Collection

07 Jul

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. […]

Travel Map Feature: 050 Hawaii 1906, Bartholomew

02 Jul

This hand-painted map, Hawaii, 1906, is derived from the work of John Bartholomew of Edinburgh, Scotland. Bartholomew was a cartographer, as well as a map and atlas publisher, who emerged from a renowned line of map-makers that created the map-making business that was known as John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. Along with his brothers, Peter and […]

Educational Map Series: Antarctic Exploration – Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09

30 Jun

The Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09 was published in England by the Royal Geographic Society in 1909. The primary contributors of this map are Douglas Mawson, 1882-1958 and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. From October 5th, 1908, to the 2nd of February, 1909, a scientific team that included Douglas Mawson made […]

Travel Map Feature: 254 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Designed by Lisa Middleton

25 Jun

Explore the Apostle Islands in your very own home in gorgeous detail! Designed by map and adventure lovers, Lisa Middleton and her team have created another beautiful masterpiece just for the folks who love the Islands most! Beautiful blues and refreshing Greens, the large prints are awesome because you can read them from across the […]

Educational Map Series : Antarctic Exploration – America, noviter delineata 1622

23 Jun

The America, Noviter Delineata map, published in 1622, is the work of Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) and Jan Jansson (1588-1664). Jodocus Hondius, also called “the Elder,” was a Flemish cartographer and publisher, who made a name for himself in Ghent, where he worked as an engraver and globe maker. In 1584, Hondius fled to London during the Eighty […]

Travel Map Feature: 171 The Bahama Out Islands

18 Jun

Rich in history, culture, heritage, and tranquil natural beauty, the Out Islands of the Bahamas calls to the connoisseurs of Caribbean island life, and those individuals who desire to retreat to a place that seemingly slows in time and offers up naturally wondrous  untainted pieces of paradise. The Out Islands of the Bahamas makes up […]

Educational Map Series: Authorized map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1934

16 Jun

Issued by the General Food Corporation in 1934, the work “Authorized Map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition” is a fascinating, colored pictorial map that focuses on the exploration and discovery of Antarctica and Richard E. Byrd’s role in the adventure. Byrd was an explorer and naval aviator, who became a pioneer in navigating long […]

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

11 Jun

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 […]