Discovery Map Series: Most Considerable Plantations of the English in America 1700

05 Jun

Originally produced in 1700 by cartographer Sutton Nicholls and “A New Map of the Most Considerable Plantations of the English in America” shows the English plantations in North America on a single sheet that encompasses five inset maps of Nova Scotia, Jamaica, Bermuda, Barbados, and the Carolinas. English mathematician and geographer professor at Oxford, England, […]

Travel Map Feature: Custom Travel Map of Jacksonville, Florida and The St. Johns River

24 May

Called Jax by locals, Jacksonville is Florida’s most populous city, the largest city by landmass in the nation, and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state. Jacksonville resides on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles south of the Georgia state line and 340 miles north of Miami. It is a […]

Discovery Map Series: Map of the Oregon Territory, 1848

22 May

The Oregon Territory was created on August 14, 1848, by Congress, encompassing today’s Oregon, Idaho, Washington and western Montana. Did you know that originally, the Oregon Territory stretched from the Pacific coast to the Rocky Mountains? It covered an area that included present-day Oregon, Washington, and most of British Columbia. Charles Wilkes’ 1844 Map of the […]

Travel Map Feature: 167 Colorado Highlights Custom Map

17 May
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Colorado has the highest elevation of all the U.S. states, and it has some of the tallest mountain ranges in the U.S. as well. The state’s mountain scenery is arguably the most majestic and dramatic in the country. The State of Colorado was named after its great river the Colorado River, which Spanish explorers called […]

Discovery Map Series: John Charles Frémont’s Map of Oregon and upper California 1845-1846

15 May

John C. Fremont was an American military officer, early explorer and mapmaker, who was instrumental in the mapping of the American West, and in effect, facilitated settlement in the region, in places like Oregon and California. On his 1842 scientific expedition, Fremont examined the Oregon Trail through the South Pass, detailing the rivers, fertility of […]

Discovery Map Series: Earliest Chart Of The Galapagos A. Arrowsmith, 1798

08 May

It was in the year 1793 that Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy set sail in the merchant ship Rattler to do a survey of the Galapagos Islands to investigate the possibilities of sperm-whale fisheries in the region. Colnett’s Chart of the Galapagos is the first fairly accurate map of the archipelago. It was […]

Travel Map Feature: Custom map of the Galapagos Islands

03 May

Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands is an archipelago of roughly 19 islands and several smaller islets, over 500 miles off the Ecuadorian Coast in the Pacific Ocean. The islands became a World Heritage Site in 1978, protecting almost 35 million acres of land and sea. The Galapagos is recognized for its unique wildlife, especially for […]

Discovery Map Series: History Of The Exploration Of The Colorado 1908

01 May

The Grand and other Cañons of the Colorado River of the West from 1540 to 1908 This is a very detailed exploration map of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, published in 1908 by Robert Brewster Staton. Staton was a civil and mining engineer. In 1889-1890, Staton carried out the Survey for the “Denver Colorado Cañon and Pacific Railway,” […]