Historic Maps and Maps of the Golden Age of Discovery

23 Nov
Carte De La Louisane

This gallery contains 8 photos.

Mankind is somewhat dearer when seen through the lens of those who have passed this way before. Look closely and see them in the shadows of boundary lines; seeking, searching, looking for both the familiar and unknown. Hear echoes of civilizations long past, cry out proud and strong from boundary lines that have long since moved or no […]

Eastern United States

23 Nov

This gallery contains 7 photos.

Tread lightly for you are on hallow ground. This is the land of hope, promise, and new beginnings. Pilgrims precede progress in this land where redcoats are routed by rebels driven by their declaration of independence from foreign rule. Cities would slowly begin to carve their way inward from the coastline as states and commerce take shape. A […]

US and World Maps

23 Nov

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Discovery is birthed in the hearts of explorers and financed by the land of kings. Loyalty is tied only to purse strings, severed by deeper pockets or the chance to break free and go rogue. Sea serpents, Indian folklore, and high seas treachery are acts played out over and over as new lands are explored. The world becomes […]

Historic Mississippi River Maps

23 Nov
Historico Upper Mississippi2

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Step back to the days when tales of Huck Finn, river rats, trappers and traders called this waterway home. Massive catfish, strong currents, and steamboats were the heartbeat of life on the river, evidenced by the many trading posts, camps, and Native American tribes peppered along its banks. More than a few explorers would lay claim to lands […]

Great Lakes Region Hand Painted Historic Maps

23 Nov

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Strong Nor’easters and stronger people forge ahead to make their homes around the banks of the Great Lakes. Monsters and myth are more real than history, and the people settle the northern prairie regions with a heartfelt sense of community and pride. Life here requires thought. Venture on carefully, constitution to withstand harsh winters and unpredictability is not […]