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Educational Map Series: LaSalle’s Long Lost Map!

15 Apr
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Carte de l’Amerique Septentrionnale Compiled between 1909 and 1910 from his original 1688 map, which was based on a lost map drawn up by René-Robert Cavelier La Salle, Jean-Baptiste-Louis Franquelin’s map titled “Carte de l’Amerique Septentrionnale” translated “Map of North America,” is a highly significant map depicting the French discoveries and exploration in the region 20 years […]

Mother’s and Father’s Day Easy shopping options!

13 Apr
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Hand painted originals available now! Usual wait period is 1 month!  Top selling Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain maps  Favorite Mississippi River Collection Discover! America’s Great River Road: Heritage and Natural History Guidebooks  East coast Collection  Eastern Florida Western Florida Custom Framing Services    Old Time Railroad Stories in three volumes Steamboating on America’s Rivers!

Retailer feature: Framing print samples for Maximum Sales

11 Apr
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Our hand-painted historical maps make a unique, attractive addition to any room of the house. They feature a wide variety of locations and span many different eras. Our maps serve as a window back in time, and many of of them are an accurate representation of the geography of ages past. However, please keep in […]

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 […]

Old Map Studies: Lake Pepin: From Voyageur Playground to French Royalty!

04 Apr

Lake Pepin From Voyageur Playground to French Royalty Lake Pepin, otherwise known as, ”the Lake of Tears,” was formed by the delta of the Chippewa River, which flows into the Mississippi, at the southwestern edge of Wisconsin. The lake swells into a widening along the Mississippi River (See figure 1).  It’s status as a naturally […]

Educational Map Series: Say goodbye to the old age and hello to a new era!

01 Apr
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Map of the Western Hemisphere Say goodbye to the old age and hello to a new era… Jan van der Straet in his title plate engraving from his print series entitled Nova Reperta (New Inventions of Modern Times), designed around the 1850s, echos those words through his striking depiction of an evolving world. Map of […]

Book Feature: Mississippi River Book and Map Sampler!

28 Mar
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BUNDLE AND SAVE More than $25! Limited time offer! A $110 Value! Discover! America’s Great River Road by Pat Middleton The classic best-selling Guide to Heritage and Natural History along the Mississippi River From St. Paul to the Delta in four volumes… “Discover! America’s Great River Road is an indispensable guide for those who enjoy cruising […]

Retailer Feature: Mastering the Art of Lighting for Maximum Print Sales!

14 Mar
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There are many ways you can increase sales of our hand-painted historical maps without investing a lot of time or money. Utilizing proper lighting is one of the best ways you can attract the attention of your customers. Lighting creates a pleasant atmosphere, and allows your customers to fully appreciate the intricate details of our […]

Old Map Studies: The Controversy of the Round Earth Theory!

07 Mar

The Controversy of the World Not Being Flat The idea that all people believed the Earth was flat until the Age of Discovery and Christopher Columbus sailing West is a myth. While some people did believe that the Earth was flat then and even still do today, among educated circles dating as far back as […]