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Retailer Feature: Mastering the Art of Lighting for Maxim Print Sales!

14 Mar

There are many ways you can increase sales of our hand-painted historical maps without investing a lot of time or money. Utilizing proper lighting is one of the best ways you can attract the attention of your customers. Lighting creates a pleasant atmosphere, and allows your customers to fully appreciate the intricate details of our […]

Old Map Studies: The Controversy of the Round Earth Theory!

07 Mar

The Controversy of the World Not Being Flat The idea that all people believed the Earth was flat until the Age of Discovery and Christopher Columbus sailing West is a myth. While some people did believe that the Earth was flat then and even still do today, among educated circles dating as far back as […]

Retailer Feature: The Importance of Branding and Interpretation

05 Mar

This year at the PLA there was a big emphasis surrounding branding and customization- this is what Great River Arts excels at! Our products are both promotional and interpretive! If you have a special shop that celebrates your area your customer very likely drove some distance to shop with you. They are looking for a […]

Help your customers design their own maps!

01 Mar

Help Your Customers Design their own Maps! Perfect for Family estates, ranches, resorts, vacations and milestones! Why work with us: 1. Effortless fulfillment services- you just close the sale and charge what you want! 2. Proven Customer service and sample work. 3. Satisfied customers include Wisconsin Public Radio, Farm Bureau Insurance, and Turner Enterprises. Payment: Our list price is $3,500 […]

Book Feature: 5-Book Railroad Bundle by Michael Gillespie

28 Feb

BUNDLE AND SAVE More than $25! Limited time offer! Michael Gillespie’s 5-book River and Rail Steam Bundle! A $110 Gift Pack of our Most Popular Paperback Transportation books for Just $90! A perfect match for Lisa Middleton’s historic maps from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries! Paperback series of Mike Gillespie’s most beloved […]

Educational Map Series: The Lost Map of Joliet

25 Feb

The story told is that upon returning to Montreal, Canada, following his exploration of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River 1673-1674, with Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet, at the request of French officials, drew from memory the “Nouvelle decouverte de plusieurs nations dans la Nouvelle France en l’année 1673 et 1674”, translated “New […]

Educational Map Series: Manhattan 1638- the first true map of Manhattan Island!

18 Feb

This beautiful manuscript map is the work of Dutch cartographer and watercolorist Joan Vinckeboons, published in 1639. Vinckeboons came from a family of artists and started out drawing for his father. Around 1640, he got into map-making and is known for his beautiful watercolor manuscript maps of the East and West Indies. His stunning works […]

Retailer Feature: The importance of placement and rotation of product for maximum sales

14 Feb

At Great River Arts, we often tell our customers to focus on placement. Where you hang a piece of artwork in your house can have a great effect on its mood and impact. In some cases, proper placement can even determine whether a painting gets constant complements or goes completely unnoticed. When displaying our historical […]