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Educational Map Series: 064 La Florida 1570

27 Jan
La_Florida

La Florida Gvastecan Pervviae Avriferae Regionis Typvs Born in Antwerp Belgium in 1527, Abraham Ortelius was one of the most non-assuming influential cartographers the craft has ever seen. He was so non-assuming that his tombstone in Antwerp reads…Quietis Cultor sine bit, uxore, prole, which means, served quietly, without accusation, wife, and offspring. While he was […]

Travel Map Feature: 222 Custom map of Tucson, Arizona

22 Jan
Tucsan

Nicknamed the Optics Valley, Tucson is situated on an alluvial plain in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tortolita Mountains, Santa Rita Mountains, Rincon Mountains, and the Tucson Mountains. The first humans are believed to have lived in Tucson about 10,000 BCE, with the migrations of Paleo-Indians and Archaic hunters and gatherers. […]

Educational Map Series: 069 Les Etats Unis 1781

20 Jan
Les_Etats_Unis

This map is expertly drawn and features the region that stretches from the Mississippi Valley upwards towards the Appalachian Mountains. This map was drawn right around the time of the American Revolution by French mapmaker Rigoberto Bonne. Bonne was a noted cartographer of his day in that his works begin to detour from the traditional […]

Travel Map Feature: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

15 Jan
scuba

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! […]

Educational Map Series: 039 Father of Waters 1887 Mississippi River

13 Jan
retroMap-Father-of-Water-_1

This reproduction of a rare Mississippi River “ribbon map” was drawn by Captain Willard Glazier to “prove” his premise that the True Source of the Mississippi was Lake Glazier rather than Lake Itasca. Looking for modern day towns on an old map? Many modern-day towns are included in this. It also contains many towns noted […]

Travel Map Feature: Beaufort and the Sea Islands, South Carolina

08 Jan
Beaufort

Discovered by Spanish Captain Pedro de Salaza in 1514, Beaufort is the second oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston, and is situated in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, on Port Royal Island. It was chartered by the British in 1711, and is known for its scenic location and for preserving a […]

Educational Map Series: 147 Zachary Taylor’s Seat of War in Florida, 1839

07 Jan
Floridia-Seat

This map was produced by the United States Bureau of topographical engineers in the year 1839. It was produced at the order of Brvt. Brig. General Z. Taylor depicting the territory of what would later become the state of Florida. Much detail went into its creation by the Bureau of topographical engineers. If you look closely you […]

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

30 Dec
Dlisle_4x6

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 Map Feature: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

28 Dec
D

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! […]