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Discovery Map Series: Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal

10 Mar
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In early times, the Mediterranean Sea was the central point of transport, trade and cultural connection between North Africa, Western Asia and Southern Europe. The Italians, the Genoese and the Venetians, in particular, made their mark on the Mediterranean shores as traders. Sailing by way of the Mediterranean and Black Seas was essential to commerce […]

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 […]

Tuesday Travel Feature: The Hiking Trails of Yellowstone National Park

23 Mar

Yellowstone National Park Hiking Trails Custom Map by Lisa Middleton       Largely situated in Wyoming and extending into Idaho and Montana, the Yellowstone National Park is a natural, scientific, and scenic unspoiled beauty. In 1872, it became the first national park in the United States covering an area of more than 3, 400 […]

Old Map Studies: Piri Reis, A Problem Among Antarctica Antique Maps!

31 Jan

Here’s one to throw around during your next cocktail party. The year was 1929, and the date was October 9th. German theologian Gustav Deissmann was rummaging through maps and books housed in the Topkapi Palace library, located in Istanbul, Turkey. While doing so, he discovered one of the most curious antique maps ever made. It […]

Snagging the attention of millennials

05 Apr
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Don’t be afraid of this fun-loving bunch! Recent marketing and sales trends indicate: it’s now advised we start product development and merchandising to those pesky Millennials! Surprisingly they spend less time on social media and prefer to shop in person! Enhancing Millennial Customer Interaction Millennials have become the demographic that is driving marketing strategies for […]

Feature articles for our Retailers

14 Jan

Well-Organized Retail Displays! Suggestions using Grid Wall, Pro Panels, Bins and More. Framing print samples for Maximum Sales Ideas for our favorite frames. Customers love ready-made art! Mastering the Art of Lighting for Maximum Print Sales! Lighting is an inexpensive way to add value to your map display. The importance of placement and rotation of […]