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Retailer feature: Framing print samples for Maximum Sales

11 Apr
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Framing Suggestions to Boost Map Art Sales Keep in mind that our historical maps do best when sold as art pieces rather than academic material. To maximize your profit, you should focus on the artistic qualities of the maps. They will sell much better if the buyers are focused on the decorative potential of the […]

Educational Map Series: The Brave Map Depicting the new Continent

08 Apr
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Did you know that before this map Europeans believed that the world was divided into only three parts? They knew a world divided into Europe, Asia, and Africa. This ambitious project served to document and update new geographic knowledge derived from the discoveries of explorers in  the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and in […]

Old Map Studies: Lake Pepin: From Voyageur Playground to French Royalty!

04 Apr

Lake Pepin From Voyageur Playground to French Royalty Lake Pepin, otherwise known as, ”the Lake of Tears,” was formed by the delta of the Chippewa River, which flows into the Mississippi, at the southwestern edge of Wisconsin. The lake swells into a widening along the Mississippi River (See figure 1).  It’s status as a naturally […]

Educational Map Series: Say goodbye to the old age and hello to a new era!

01 Apr
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Map of the Western Hemisphere Say goodbye to the old age and hello to a new era… Jan van der Straet in his title plate engraving from his print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times), designed around the 1850s, echos those words through his striking depiction of an evolving world. Map of […]

Book Feature: Mississippi River Book and Map Sampler!

28 Mar
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BUNDLE AND SAVE More than $25! Limited time offer! A $110 Value! Discover! America’s Great River Road by Pat Middleton The classic best-selling Guide to Heritage and Natural History along the Mississippi River From St. Paul to the Delta in four volumes… “Discover! America’s Great River Road is an indispensable guide for those who enjoy cruising […]

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

14 Mar
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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
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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
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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 […]

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