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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Educational Map Series: The Most Important Regional Map of America in the 17th Century

01 Jul
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Believed to have been published in Amsterdam in 1642, Nova Virginiae Tabvla is the work of Flemish cartographer and engraver Hendrik Hondius. Hondius was apprenticed to Godfried van Ghelder in Brussels, studied drawing with the engraver Jan Wierix of Antwerp, and he also studied engraving along the way, to which he dedicated himself as a […]

RETAILER FEATURE: Well-Organized Retail Displays!

13 Jun

When your customers search through your store looking to fall in love with a new piece of artwork, there are plenty of things you can do to make their search easier. One of the best ways you can enhance their experience is by improving your displays. By investing in backing boards, barrels, and bins, you’ll […]

Old Map Studies: Maps in the Golden Age and Explorations of Southern Lands!

06 Jun

After the Age of Discovery enough information about geographical features from surveys had been collected that map makers were able to create maps of much higher accuracy. During the late 15th Century the Italians largely dominated map making. By the 16th and 17th Centuries, the Netherlands had become the center of mapmaking. In the Netherlands […]

Old Map Feature: The First Transcontinental Map of the U.S.

03 Jun

Regarded as one of the most significant maps of the 19th century, John Melish’s “Map of the United States of America: With the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions, 1816,” depicts the United States extending from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast on the North American continent. It is said to be the first transcontinental […]

Celestial Map Series Part 4: March, February, January + December, November, October

20 May
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The Constellations (March, February, January; December, November, October) It was in 1922 that the modern-day constellations were recognized by the International Astronomical Union(IAU), and in 1930, Belgian astronomer Eugene Delporte defined the borders of the 88 official constellations, a leap from a simple informal representation and interpretation of the heavens based on the shapes made […]