Discovery Map Series: Columbia River, Headwaters to the Pacific Ocean

28 Aug

Columbia River Whether it is called the River Oregon, Big River, or River of the West, the Columbia River is the largest river in North America that drains into the Pacific Ocean. The Columbia River drains a basin that is approximately 260,000 square miles, from its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada […]

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

23 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 […]

Travel Map Feature: 171 The Bahama Out Islands

16 Aug

Rich in history, culture, heritage, and tranquil natural beauty, the Out Islands of the Bahamas calls to the connoisseurs of Caribbean island life, and those individuals who desire to retreat to a place that seemingly slows in time and offers up naturally wondrous  untainted pieces of paradise. The Out Islands of the Bahamas makes up […]

Discovery Map Series: Piri Reis Map – The Mystery of Antarctican Exploration

14 Aug

Piri Reis Map, 1513, is considered to be a world map, but portions of the map is missing, with only about one third of the map surviving today. The significance of the map is relevant to the history of the exploration of the New World or the Western Hemisphere. It is believed that the map […]

Travel Map Feature: Lake Norman, North Carolina

02 Aug
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The Lake Norman region supports a diverse flora and fauna. Aquatic plants include alligatorweed, coon’s tail, waterweed, while common species of trees comprises bald cypress, water tupelo, red maple, sweetgum, water ash and water oak. An abundance of fish can be found in Lake Norman, including carp, spotted sucker, redbreast sunfish, silver redhorse, spottail shiner, […]

Discovery Map Series: Map Of The Hawaiian Islands 1876

31 Jul

Under the direction of William D. Anderson, Surveyor General of the Hawaiian Government Survey, Map of the Hawaiian Islands, 1876 was created and published for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of American independence by J. L. Smith Co. More specifically, it was for the Hawaiian Exhibit at the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products […]

Discovery Map Series :1867 County Map of New York State

24 Jul

This county map of the state of New York by Samuel Augustus Mitchell is detailed out to the county level. Special attention is given to geographical features, towns, cities, and proposed railroads. The railroad was a major form of transportation during the time, and as such, new depots and railway lines were always in the […]