Featured Map of the Day! 7/25/17

High Resolution By: Hawaiian Pineapple Company Date: 1937 (dated) San Francisco Dimensions: 17.25 x 35.75 inches (34 cm x 90.8 cm) This is a quite pleasing, decorative map of the Hawaiian Islands, created by Parker Edwards for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in the 1930s. This fine lithograph is rich with color and detail that compliments the art deco …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/24/17

By: Bellingham Bay Abstract & Title Insurance Co. Date: 1903 (dated) Whatcom, Washington Dimensions: 31 x 21 inches (79 cm x 53.5 cm) This is a large folding map of Puget Sound in Washington State that was created to draw attention to the new city of Bellingham, which was formed by consolidating the towns of Fairhaven and Whatcom. …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/23/17

High Resolution Image By: Richardson Rome Date: 1948 (published) Denver, Colorado Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters) This wonderfully vivid antique map was printed by Richardson Rome within his own print shop in Estes Park. Renowned for his etchings of famous landmarks throughout the United States. However, he also created a small number of maps …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/22/17

High Resolution Image By: W.A. Jones Major Corps of Engineers Date: 1892 (Published) Washington D.C. Dimensions: 28.5 x 19.5 inches (72.5 cm x 49.5 cm) This is a medium sized folding map of Yellowstone National Park that drawn by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1892. The primary purpose of this map was to show the progress of …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/21/17

High Resolution Image By: Giovanni Maria Cassini Date: 1789 (Published) Rome Dimensions: 13.8 x 18.5 inches (35 cm x 47 cm) This elegant hand colored map by Giovanni Maria Cassini appeared following the discoveries of Captain Cook in the late 18th century. The portions of Cook’s voyages which took place in the northern hemisphere are denoted on the …

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Featured Map of the Day 7/20/17

1761 Insulae Islandiae, delineation, prout haec Solenni mensurandi negotio sub Auspicus Potentissimi Regis Daniae… High Resolution Image By: Homann Heirs Date: 1761 (Published) Nuremberg Dimensions: 17.75 x 23.25 (45 cm x 59 cm) This rare and spectacular map of Iceland was published 1761 in Nuremberg by the Heirs of Homann. The map was compiled according to …

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Featured Map of the Day! (extra) 7/19/17

High Resolution Image America sive India Nova ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Uiniversalis imitationem in compendium redacta By: Michael Mercator Date: 1596 (published) Amsterdam Dimensions: 14.5 x 18 inches (37 x 45.75 cm). This is the only know printed map attributed to Michael Mercator, grandson of Gerard. The stunning map of the Americas is based on Rumold Mercator's …

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Featured Map of the Day 7/19/17

High Resolution Image By: Abraham Ortelius Date: 1584 (Published) Antwerp Dimensions: 14.25 x 19.75 (36.2 cm x 50.2 cm) This important early map by Abraham Ortelius depicts a large area of the North Atlantic, extending from Scandinavia and the Polar regions in the Arctic Circle and in the East, to the mythical islands of Drogeo, Frisland and Icaria. …

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Featured Map of the Day! 7/18/17

High Resolution Image By: Johann Christoph Weigel Date: 1724 (Published) Nuremberg Dimensions: 5.25 x 7.25 inches (13.3 cm x 18.4 cm) A decorative title cartouche embellishes the upper right quadrant.   Johann Christoph Weigel was an erudite scholar and prolific mapmaker. Born in 1654, Weigel created engravings covering a wide range of topics and themes …

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