Discovery Map Series: 039 Father of Waters 1887 Mississippi River

19 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 […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

18 Jan

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… stenman27@ If your email address starts with “stenman27″ 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 […]

Feature articles for our Retailers

14 Jan

Well-Organized Retail Displays! Suggestions using Grid Wall, Pro Panels, Bins and More. Framing print samples for Maximum Sales Ideas for our favorite frames. Customers love ready-made art! Mastering the Art of Lighting for Maximum Print Sales! Lighting is an inexpensive way to add value to your map display. The importance of placement and rotation of […]

Travel Map Feature: 258 Scuba Dives and Beaches of Cozumel

14 Jan
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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! […]

Discovery Map Series: 069 Les Etats Unis 1781

12 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: 222 Custom map of Tucson, Arizona

07 Jan
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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. […]

Discovery Map Series: 064 La Florida 1570

05 Jan
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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 […]

Discovery Map Series: Sir Francis Drake and the New World

29 Dec
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Originally produced by Dutch cartographer and engraver Nicola van Sype, and perhaps published in Antwerp in 1581 , La herdike enterprise faict par le Signeur Draeck D’Avoir cirquit toute la Terre is believed to be drawn from a copy of the Queen’s map, also known as the “Whitehall Map,” a large scale map that Francis Drake presented […]

Discovery map Series: California’s First Appearance on a Map!

22 Dec
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Join us every Sunday night for our Discovery Map Series! For a century, Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio (A New and Most Exact Description of America or The Fourth Part of the World) remained the largest map of the Americas. The number of copies that were printed for circulation is unknown, […]