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Educational Map Series: Sir Fancis Drake and the New World

17 Dec

Originally produced by Dutch cartographer and engraver Nicola van Sype, and perhaps published in Antwerp in 1581 , La herdike enterprise faict par le Signeur Draeck D’Avoir cirquit toute la Terre is believed to be drawn from a copy of the Queen’s map, also known as the “Whitehall Map,” a large scale map that Francis Drake presented […]

Want multiple maps? Now offering custom wall template just for your room

15 Dec
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With So many beautiful maps to choose from how can you choose just one? Many collectors hang multiple maps on their walls to display where they have lived, travelled, where their children or grandchildren live. Younger folks display the maps as inspiration, or to create a regional connection to their local area. Custom map installations […]

Travel Map Feature: 283-Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

14 Dec

As the largest man-made lake in the Midwestern United States, Lake of the Ozarks extends across the Missouri counties of Benton, Camden, Morgan and Miller. It has a surface area of 54,000 acres and 1,150 miles of shoreline, with the main channel of the Osage Arm stretching for 92 miles and a total drainage area over […]

Middleton charts artistic course through map drawing

13 Dec

Lisa Middleton, the Main Street Vero Beach Studios & Gallery guest artist for the month of November, is mapping out her life day by day – quite literally. “I actually started drawing maps at the age of 14 for my mother. My mother, Pat Middleton, is a well-established author and publisher of the Discover America’s […]

Educational Map Series: 126 Upper Territories of the United States 1814

09 Dec

This 1814 map of the upper territories of the United States depicts a time in our nation’s history when fur trade was the order of the day. The fur trade had it roots in Wisconsin and began to spread west over time. States such as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan were known for their involvement […]

Educational Map Series: 027 Carver Map of one Early route to the Northwest passage 1781

02 Dec

Plan of Captain Carvers Travels 1781 Detailing the travel routes that Capt. Jonathan Carver made to the interior parts of North America, this 1781 map by the same name is quite detailed. Colorization is used to detail the boundaries of theof the area. These include mostly Native Americans as well as a few other types […]

Travel Map Feature: 183 Discover Cuba

01 Dec

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 Cuba and its people. Its landscape features scattered rugged mountain ranges, […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Our Annual One-For-You and One-For-Them Sale!

27 Nov

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING! And our annual one-for-you-and-one-for-them sale!  All of November and December we offer one of our most beautiful maps as a free gift with every shipment….Our Nova Totius, a classical map filled with ancient wonders and Greek Gods….This is a map that over the years has appealed to all map […]

Educational Map Series: 259 Custom map of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

25 Nov

Nestled within western Hennepin County and Carver County, Minnesota, Lake Minnetonka holds unique meaning for different people. The retreating Wisconsin Glacier of the last Ice Age that produced melted blocks of ice, gave life and form to this island lake. It was Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota’s territorial governor in 1852, who gave Lake Minnetonka its name. […]