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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 […]

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

20 Nov
11

‘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 […]

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

13 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 […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Lake Michigan

27 Aug
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The third largest of the gems that are the Great Lakes of North America, Lake Michigan is a natural lake entirely sheltered within the borders of the United States, and touches the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Its name originates in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) word “michi- gami,” meaning “large lake.” At roughly 22,300 […]

Constellation Charts Part 3: September, August, July + June, May, April

31 May
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The Constellations (September, August, July; June, May, April) Star gazing into the night sky creates a sense of wonder and curiosity. The names of the constellations, their stars, the image they create and their place in the heavens, all play into what makes celestial maps so intriguing and useful in understanding the stars. September’s ten […]

Educational Map Series: The Brave Map Depicting the new Continent

08 Apr
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Did you know that before this map Europeans believed that the world was divided into only three parts? They knew a world divided into Europe, Asia, and Africa. This ambitious project served to document and update new geographic knowledge derived from the discoveries of explorers in  the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and in […]

Catalan Atlas: Portolan Meets Mappa Mundi

20 Jun
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Referred to as one of the last great mappa mundis before the emergence of ptolemic maps in the 15th century, the Catalan Atlas was produced in 1375, with the originals in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France) in Paris today. The creator of the Catalan Atlas is believed to be the Majorcan […]