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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

-Tips for effective map art wall displays- We know you’re the experts in merchandising but here are some things we’ve learned from our shops around the country and our art shows. When your customers search through your store looking to fall in love with a new piece of artwork, there are plenty of things you […]

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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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 […]

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 […]