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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? 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 inspiration, or to create a regional connection to their local area. Custom map installations […]

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 […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

25 Aug

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… bnjohnson58@ If your email address starts with “bnjohnson58″ please email me at: lisa@greatriverarts.com to claim your free map! The entire email address has been omitted for your privacy. The name on this page is changed weekly, and chosen with “randomnamepicker.org” Thank you […]

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 […]

Old Map Studies: Myths and Legends of the Ancient Mississippi River Valley as Told Through Maps!

04 Jul

Myths and Legends of the Ancient Mississippi River Valley as Told Through Maps The Mississippi River Valley, running from the present-day U.S. states of Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, has been riddled with myths and legends, regarding the settlement, cultural influence and establishment of North American pre-Columbian civilization and what we now accept as […]

Educational Map Series: The Most Important Regional Map of America in the 17th Century

01 Jul
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Believed to have been published in Amsterdam in 1642, Nova Virginiae Tabvla is the work of Flemish cartographer and engraver Hendrik Hondius. Hondius was apprenticed to Godfried van Ghelder in Brussels, studied drawing with the engraver Jan Wierix of Antwerp, and he also studied engraving along the way, to which he dedicated himself as a […]