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Tuesday Map Feature: Spirit Lake And Lake Okoboji, Iowa Lake Art- The Great Lakes Of Iowa

27 Oct
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  There’s more to a lake than it simply being a body of water. Many lakes have helped to shape the vibrant history and culture of certain regions. Lakes provides environmental benefits, influence quality of life, strengthen economies through tourism, provide amazing opportunities for recreation and cottage/residential living, and serve as a source of drinking […]

Discovery map Series: California’s First Appearance on a Map!

25 Oct
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Join us every Sunday night for our Discovery Map Series! For a century, Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio (A New and Most Exact Description of America or The Fourth Part of the World) remained the largest map of the Americas. The number of copies that were printed for circulation is unknown, […]

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

20 Oct

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 […]

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

18 Oct
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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: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

13 Oct
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This map of the Scuba Dives of Cozumel is a wonderful tribute to the most beautiful diving in the world! Known to scuba divers everywhere, Cozumel is unquestionably the top destination. Show your support by giving this amazing map to the scuba diver in your life or commemorate this wonderful place in your own home! […]

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

11 Oct
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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 […]

Travel Map Feature: 183 Discover Cuba

06 Oct
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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, […]

Discovery Map Series: 026 Carte De La Louisiane, French United States c.1731

04 Oct
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De L’Isle’s “Carte de la Louisiane” published in approximately 1731 would become the primary reference source for exploration of the Mississippi and Missouri river valleys and was used by other cartographers as late as 1797. Believed to be the oldest map consulted in the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. All sizes are approximate. […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: 148 The Driftless Region Map Designed by Lisa Middleton

29 Sep
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The unglaciated region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, northwestern Illinois, and southeastern Minnesota is a natural and beautifully sculpted landscape that is known as the Driftless Area. The area is considered “Driftless” because it was not shaped by the movement of glaciers thousands of years ago. A part of the attraction to the region is […]

Discovery Map Series: Portolan Chart Of The Mediterranean And Black Seas With The West Coast Of Spain And Portugal

27 Sep
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Titled “Portolan Atlas of the Mediterranean Sea, Western Europe and the Northwest Coast of Africa” by a cataloger, Catalan cartographer Joan Oliva is believed to be the mapmaker behind the creation of this portolan chart created in Italy in 1590. This chart, which represents the [Eastern Mediterranean] is one of five portolan charts in the […]