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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 […]

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
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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 Studies: Piri Reis, A Problem Among Antarctica Antique Maps!

02 May
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Here’s one to throw around during your next cocktail party. The year was 1929, and the date was October 9th. German theologian Gustav Deissmann was rummaging through maps and books housed in the Topkapi Palace library, located in Istanbul, Turkey. While doing so, he discovered one of the most curious antique maps ever made. It […]

Book Feature: Railroad Stories Volume 1 Ebook sample!

25 Apr

An Anthology of True Adventures, Humorous Tales, and High Melodrama Written by Those Who Lived the Era! Edited, with Introductions by Michael Gillespie. Full Index, Glossary, and dozens of Historic Steam Rail Photographs. Download your instant sample today!                 Get your copy rigth here: https://great-river-arts.myshopify.com/products/limited-time-offer-pdf-download-of-old-time-railroad-stories-by-michael-gillespie

Retailer feature: Framing print samples for Maximum Sales

11 Apr
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Our hand-painted historical maps make a unique, attractive addition to any room of the house. They feature a wide variety of locations and span many different eras. Our maps serve as a window back in time, and many of of them are an accurate representation of the geography of ages past. However, please keep 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 […]