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Educational Map Series: Portalan Chart Of The Mediterranean And Connecting Seas

06 Oct
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Housed in the Library of Congress is the Portolan Chart of the Mediterranean and Connecting Seas. This 1550 portolan chart’s cartographer is unknown, and its title is one devised by a cataloguer. Still, its significance is not to be overlooked as it represents a significant example of an early marine invention that greatly enhanced sea […]

Educational Map Series: Why Maps are Good for Children

15 Sep
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While it’s easy to enjoy our maps as art pieces, many people don’t realize that they’re the perfect learning tool for children of all ages! Besides looking gorgeous on your wall, our maps encourage positive mental development while also boosting knowledge and creativity. Today, we’re going to share the many ways that children can benefit […]

Travel Map Feature: 050 Hawaii 1906, Bartholomew

02 Jul
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This hand-painted map, Hawaii, 1906, is derived from the work of John Bartholomew of Edinburgh, Scotland. Bartholomew was a cartographer, as well as a map and atlas publisher, who emerged from a renowned line of map-makers that created the map-making business that was known as John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. Along with his brothers, Peter and […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

01 Jun

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… dailytt@ If your email address starts with “dailytt″ please email me at: lisa@greatriverarts.com to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with “randomnamepicker.org” Thank you […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

25 May

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… dville65@ If your email address starts with “dville65″ please email me at: lisa@greatriverarts.com to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with “randomnamepicker.org” Thank you […]

Educational Map Series: The Seminole War Era Map

24 Dec
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Secretary of War John Joseph Poinset commissioned this map to be made by Washington Hood in 1838. Incidentally, the Christmas plant we know as the Poinsettia gets its name from Poinset. He discovered the beautiful red leafed flower while on assignment as the United States Minister to Mexico. After he held this position, he became […]

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

27 Nov
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‘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 […]