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

16 Jun
June3Edu

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: 269-San Juan Island, Salish Sea

11 Jun
June3Trav

Forget about a tropical retreat for a moment and think of a panoramic valley, dotted with cows, vineyards, iconic lighthouses, whale watching in the distance, and lush forest. San Juan Island is one of four islands, and the second-largest of the San Juan Archipelago, located in the northwest region of the contiguous United States between the […]

Educational Map Series: Piri Reis Map – The Mystery of Antarctican Exploration

09 Jun
June2Edu

Piri Reis Map, 1513, is considered to be a world map, but portions of the map is missing, with only about one third of the map surviving today. The significance of the map is relevant to the history of the exploration of the New World or the Western Hemisphere. It is believed that the map […]

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

04 Jun
June2Trav

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 […]

Educational Map Series: Exploration of Antarctica

02 Jun
june1edu

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 […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

01 Jun

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… dailytt@ If your email address starts with “dailytt″ 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 Map Feature: North and South Hutchinson Island

31 May
June1Trav

Hutchinson Island is known for its beautiful, pristine, sandy beaches, nature preserves and parks. The long, thin island stretches for 23 miles and is over a mile wide at various points. It is situated roughly Northwest to Southeast and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Indian River on the west, the […]

Educational Map Series: Millroy’s map of Alaska and the Klondyke gold fields.

26 May
May4

The Rand, McNally & Co.’s Alaska map is the work of Rand, McNally and Company, published in Chicago in 1878. It is from the Rand McNally & Co’s Business Atlas that contains large-scale maps of the territory of the United States, the provinces of Canada, West India Islands, a list of counties and towns, lakes […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

25 May

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… dville65@ If your email address starts with “dville65″ 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 Map Feature: 108 Puget Sound and Surroundings 1877

21 May
May44

1877 Map of Puget Sound and Surrounding Territories- John Hanson You will notice this early map of the Puget Sound and its surroundings is quite detailed. It was drawn by cartographer John Hanson and was compiled as part of the Eastwick, Morris, and Company’s official surveys publication. There are several noteworthy features to mention concerning […]