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Discovery Map Series: 064 La Florida 1570

05 Dec
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La Florida Gvastecan Pervviae Avriferae Regionis Typvs Born in Antwerp Belgium in 1527, Abraham Ortelius was one of the most non-assuming influential cartographers the craft has ever seen. He was so non-assuming that his tombstone in Antwerp reads…Quietis Cultor sine bit, uxore, prole, which means, served quietly, without accusation, wife, and offspring. While he was […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

04 Dec

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… cimicis@ If your email address starts with “cimicis” 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: Nova Totius Terrarum 1605

28 Nov
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Willem Blaeu’s (Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula) This map is the first exciting rendition of MERCATOR’s projection map, the first style of map to put the Prime Meridian across the center of the map, thusly avoiding the awkwardness of a series of circles. Is is a fine example of the golden age […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

27 Nov

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… lfarfsing1652@ If your email address starts with “lfarfsing1652″ 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: Rice Lake Chain of Lakes

21 Nov
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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 […]

Weekly Map Giveaway Winner!

20 Nov

Sign up for our weekly map give-away here! This week’s mystery winner is… peraltamandy5@ If your email address starts with “peraltamandy5″ 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: Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota

14 Nov
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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 […]