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Discovery Map Series: 039 Father of Waters 1887 Mississippi River

19 Dec
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This reproduction of a rare Mississippi River “ribbon map” was drawn by Captain Willard Glazier to “prove” his premise that the True Source of the Mississippi was Lake Glazier rather than Lake Itasca. Looking for modern day towns on an old map? Many modern-day towns are included in this. It also contains many towns noted […]

Discovery Map Series: 069 Les Etats Unis 1781

12 Dec
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This map is expertly drawn and features the region that stretches from the Mississippi Valley upwards towards the Appalachian Mountains. This map was drawn right around the time of the American Revolution by French mapmaker Rigoberto Bonne. Bonne was a noted cartographer of his day in that his works begin to detour from the traditional […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: 148 The Driftless Region Map Designed by Lisa Middleton

07 Dec
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The unglaciated region of western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, northwestern Illinois, and southeastern Minnesota is a natural and beautifully sculpted landscape that is known as the Driftless Area. The area is considered “Driftless” because it was not shaped by the movement of glaciers thousands of years ago. A part of the attraction to the region is […]

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 […]