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Educational Map Series: 069 Les Etats Unis 1781

20 Jan
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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
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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
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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
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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: The Seminole War Era Map

24 Dec
Floridia_Seat_of_War-Secretary_of_War

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 Map Feature: 221 Custom map of The Historical Landmarks of Santa Fe

20 Dec
Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, meaning holy faith in Spanish, was founded between 1607 and 1610 by Spanish colonists, and is the highest in elevation and oldest state capital in the United States. At an altitude over 7,000 feet situated in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe is New Mexico’s fourth […]