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April Amazon Finds from Lisa

26 Mar

A long time Australia anything enthusiast I dearly enjoyed this book about an Irish Family who emigrated to Australia and found adventure, fortune, and a land to call home. Created by a hard working artisan, these earrings are sure to please Mom I’m hitting the road again soon! I use this freezer to freeze ice […]

Valentines day is February 14! Be ready with our Sweetheart Map: Give your cherished one the world with Our Rivers and World historical map

23 Dec
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The World in Hemispheres c. 1860  is especially endearing because of it’s Ribbons, Bows, and Floral decorations. Popular as a Mother’s Day gift and gift for women, this pretty map is great for “her” bathroom or vanity area. In this way you can remind her daily that you’d like to give her the world. It […]

Want multiple maps? Now offering custom wall template just for your room

15 Dec
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With So many beautiful maps to choose from how can you choose just one? Are you frustrated with hanging multiple maps so they are level and nicely spaced? Many collectors hang multiple maps on their walls to display where they have lived, travelled, where their children or grandchildren live. Younger folks display the maps as […]

Our Annual One-For-You and One-For-Them Sale!

27 Oct
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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 Feature Map: Cape Cod — By the Travel Map Specialists @ Great River Arts

24 Jul

Get 50% off this map with discount code: CAPE From beautiful, serene beaches, quaint seaside dining, charming villages, to panoramic shoreline and scenic bike trails, Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an East Coast retreat that is dreamy, rich in history and quite inviting. This peninsula is located on the Easternmost portion of Massachusetts, extending for 65 […]

Our Travel Tuesday Feature Map: Discover Cuba– Maps made by US!

17 Jul
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Use discount code CUBA to receive 50% off your next order! This Caribbean Island nation sits between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, and is 150km south of Key West, Florida. In its historic, artistic, cultural, and geographic context, Cuba is a vibrant and fascinating place with attractions that defines the identity of […]

Educational Map Series: Franquelin’s Map of Louisiana, 1684

15 Jul
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Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin’s Map of Louisiana, 1684, also known as “Map of Louisiana, or the Voyages of the Sieur de La Salle,” illustrates the careful recorded extent of France’s Louisiana and its progress of western discovery. Published following the French possession of the territory, it outlines the boundaries of the newly acquired lands claimed […]

History of the Compass Rose

15 Jul
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  As early as the 1300s, the compass rose became a significant fixture on maps and charts, appearing as a decorative element and used as a vital navigational tool. The first compass rose is said to have appeared on a portolan chart found in the Catalan Atlas, attributed to the Majorcan Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques […]