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Travel Tuesday Map Feature: 287-Ornate Flathead Lake, Montana Designed and Painted by Lisa Middleton

21 Sep

Flathead Lake, with a surface area of up to 197 square miles, is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River in the continental United States. The lake is roughly 27 miles long and 15.5 miles wide at its widest point. It has an average depth of 165 feet, but a maximum depth […]

Discovery Map Series: The Lost Map of Joliet

19 Sep

The story told is that upon returning to Montreal, Canada, following his exploration of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River 1673-1674, with Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet, at the request of French officials, drew from memory the “Nouvelle decouverte de plusieurs nations dans la Nouvelle France en l’année 1673 et 1674”, translated “New […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: 269-San Juan Island, Salish Sea

14 Sep
San Juan

Forget about a tropical retreat for a moment and think of a panoramic valley, dotted with cows, vineyards, iconic lighthouses, whale watching in the distance, and lush forest. San Juan Island is one of four islands, and the second-largest of the San Juan Archipelago, located in the northwest region of the contiguous United States between the […]

Discovery map Series: California’s First Appearance on a Map!

12 Sep

Join us every Sunday night for our Discovery Map Series! For a century, Americae Sive Quartae Orbis Partis Nova Et Exactissima Descriptio (A New and Most Exact Description of America or The Fourth Part of the World) remained the largest map of the Americas. The number of copies that were printed for circulation is unknown, […]

Travel Map Feature: 221 Custom map of The Historical Landmarks of Santa Fe

07 Sep
Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, meaning holy faith in Spanish, was founded between 1607 and 1610 by Spanish colonists, and is the highest in elevation and oldest state capital in the United States. At an altitude over 7,000 feet situated in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe is New Mexico’s fourth […]

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

05 Sep

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, […]

Travel Tuesday Map Feature: Savannah and Tybee Island

31 Aug
watermarked savannah

Use discount code SAV to get 50% off!  Affectionately dubbed the “The Hostess City of the South,” Savannah was established in 1733 and is known to be the oldest city in the State of Georgia, and America’s first planned city, which still maintain 22 of its 24 original squares today. The name Savannah is believed to […]

Travel Map Feature: 208 Custom map of Hawaii Waterfalls, Beaches, and Natural Lands

24 Aug

Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies Hawaii, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the tallest sea mountain in the world. This chain of islands is roughly 2000 miles  (3200 kilometers) from the coast of the Continental United States. Hawaii is made up of eight major islands and more than […]

Discovery Map Series: 016 Arizona Wagon Roads 1879

22 Aug
April 2 Education

This is a historic railroad map of the proposed state, created in 1876, with the proposed state outlined in yellow.. However, it also shows us stage lines, roads, trails, a proposed mail route, and propose railroad lines in addition to those already existing. The mail route would open up future business and grease the wheels […]

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