Discovery Map Series: 050 Hawaii 1906, Bartholomew

05 Jul

This hand-painted map, Hawaii, 1906, is derived from the work of John Bartholomew of Edinburgh, Scotland. Bartholomew was a cartographer, as well as a map and atlas publisher, who emerged from a renowned line of map-makers that created the map-making business that was known as John Bartholomew and Son Ltd. Along with his brothers, Peter […]

Discovery Map Series: Exploration of Antarctica

28 Jun

No map collection is complete without a nod in direction of Antarctican maps, the steely continent yet unmastered by men, the historic maps of which still allude to mysteries both known and unknown. Before the turn of the 20th century, there was limited exploration and scientific activity on and around the Antarctic continent. Exploration campaigns […]

Discovery Map Series: Authorized map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1934

21 Jun

Issued by the General Food Corporation in 1934, the work “Authorized Map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition” is a fascinating, colored pictorial map that focuses on the exploration and discovery of Antarctica and Richard E. Byrd’s role in the adventure. Byrd was an explorer and naval aviator, who became a pioneer in navigating long […]

Travel Map Feature: Port Clinton, Marblehead Island, and the Lake Erie Islands

16 Jun

The Ohio regions of Port Clinton, Marblehead and Lake Erie Islands are rich in history and scenic beauty, and attracts many each year, who are looking for fun, adventure or relaxation. From miles of beautiful shoreline, to fun-filled activities that nature facilitates, these Ohio treasures offer thrilling experiences and memories. Port Clinton is located along […]

Discovery Map Series : Antarctic Exploration – America, noviter delineata 1622

14 Jun

The America, Noviter Delineata map, published in 1622, is the work of Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) and Jan Jansson (1588-1664). Jodocus Hondius, also called “the Elder,” was a Flemish cartographer and publisher, who made a name for himself in Ghent, where he worked as an engraver and globe maker. In 1584, Hondius fled to London during the Eighty […]

Travel Map Feature: 171 The Bahama Out Islands

09 Jun

Rich in history, culture, heritage, and tranquil natural beauty, the Out Islands of the Bahamas calls to the connoisseurs of Caribbean island life, and those individuals who desire to retreat to a place that seemingly slows in time and offers up naturally wondrous  untainted pieces of paradise. The Out Islands of the Bahamas makes up […]

Discovery Map Series: Antarctic Exploration – Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09

07 Jun

The Route and Surveys of the South Magnetic Polar Party, 1908-09 was published in England by the Royal Geographic Society in 1909. The primary contributors of this map are Douglas Mawson, 1882-1958 and Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, 1874-1922. From October 5th, 1908, to the 2nd of February, 1909, a scientific team that included Douglas Mawson made […]