Discovery Map Series: Map of California Shown As An Island, 1650

20 Feb
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A 1650 map, created by Joan Vinckeboon, titled “Map of California Shown as an Island,” echoes the inaccurate belief of cartographers, whose early maps depicted California as an island, separate from mainland North America. The Dutch cartographer and engraver Vinckeboon was born into a Flemish family of artists and started out drawing for his father. About 1640, […]

Tuesday Travel Feature: Custom Map Of Lake Washington And Vicinity

15 Feb
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This is a map depicting Lake Washington, located in Cook County. The insets depict various things that have happened close to Lake Washington over the past century. The battle of Seattle was waged by the Native Americans in 1856. And a surprise ambush, they engage the early settlers of the Washington territory for four days. […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

12 Feb

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… mtbumgardner@ If your email address starts with “mtbumgardner” 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 random.org. Thank you […]

Tuesday Travel Feature: Cross Lake Minnesota

08 Feb
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There’s more to a lake than it simply being a body of water. Many lakes have helped to shape the vibrant history and culture of certain regions. Lakes provides environmental benefits, influence quality of life, strengthen economies through tourism, provide amazing opportunities for recreation and cottage/residential living, and serve as a source of drinking water […]

Discovery Map Series: 1846 New Map Of Maine

06 Feb
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This map is significant in that it appeared in 28 different versions between the years 1833 and 1860. Originally, Henry Tanner, a prominent map publisher from Philadelphia, created the map for inclusion in his Universal Atlas. Eventually, several other Philadelphia map publishers issued the same atlas following the year 1842. In 1846, Samuel Augustus Mitchell […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

05 Feb

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… belindsay@ If your email address starts with “belindsay” 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 random.org. Thank you […]

Discovery Map Series: Marco Island Florida Vintage Map Art

30 Jan

Marco Island is a 24 square mile barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico off Southwest Florida, and is the largest island within Ten Thousand Island area stretching southerly to Cape Sable. The story goes that during the time of Spanish exploration of Florida in the mid-1500s, the Spaniards stumbled upon a large island, which […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

29 Jan

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… elizabeth.m.wiles@ If your email address starts with “elizabeth.m.wiles” 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 random.org. Thank you […]

Tuesday Travel Map Series: Norris Lake, Tennessee

25 Jan

Norris Lake Tennessee Historic Map Bring in a historical famous map like Great Lakes Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan Ohio Canada Map wall art print poster is the best for discerning customers who demand the best fine artwork printing wall decoration. * This wall decor print poster has some size variations like (11*14, 16*20, 20*24, 24*30 & […]