Steamboat ports from around the USA…new custom Map design from Great River Arts
There were various types of steamboats on the Chesapeake Bay, all serving a specific function. The packet steamboats were the most common; they were medium-sized and fast, and transported passengers, freight and domestic mail. The rural areas and the city were made accessible with a large fleet of smaller vessels-steam ferries, while excursion steamers were more elaborate, colorful and beautifully decorated, and made drop-offs at popular resorts on the Bay, including Tolchester and Betterton in Kent County. Read on here….
Category Archives: historic maps
Save 40% until APRIL 26! Great Gifts for Mom, Dad, Siblings, Friends!
Save 40% UNTIL APRIL 26 on any of TWO of our $19.95 books at GREAT RIVER ARTS! Order on line and use the Discount Code FOLKS at checkout. (No other discounts apply) Order to 888-255-7726. Or Phone your Order to 888-255-7726.
“Mike’s Railroading books are for people who love to immerse themselves in the days of Steam. They are colorfully written, well-edited and take one through a gamut of emotions. You will read them more than once!” ~ Purchaser comment
This is a great opportunity also to Purchase all FOUR of our DISCOVER! AMERICA’s Great River Road series and SAVE 40% over the regular individual pricing! 1000+ pages of fascinating information about the Heritage and Natural History of the Mississippi River. A first class collection for Traveler and resident alike by River Author, Pat Middleton. Order on line at Great River Arts and use the discount code FOLKS or phone 888-255-7726 to order by April 26! We have never made an offer like this! Save more than $30!
Larger format FINE ART Prints (18×20 and larger) of ALL Lisa Middleton Maps are available for 40% off at greatriverarts.com when you use the code FOLKS, at checkout.
This is an amazing opportunity for those who prefer a larger format of any map from Great River Arts. Only until April 26!! Check this out today! Or call 888-255-7726 to ask about having a CUSTOM MAP designed!
SPECIAL MAP OFFER for our river buffs: Purchase 2 of our newest custom designed maps and save 40%. Get BOTH MAPS for just $35. This is a special $62.50 value from Great River Publishing! Available by phone only. 888-255-7726
The DRIFTLESS Region map (above) captures portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois anchored by the Mississippi River.
Its corollary is the ICE AGE TRAIL that follows the moraines of the last Ice Age from Door Count, Wisconsin, to the St. Croix River and Minnesota border.
Perfect for Dad, a brother or other MAP buff in your family! Or keep one for yourself! Each map includes extensive historical and geologic notes.
Beautiful Original Painting!
Review of 1858 Plantation Map
Mary Ann on Dec 12, 2017
5 out of 5 stars
“Wow! I can’t begin to describe how beautiful this map is as an original hand-painting. Will post pic after framing. Great communication with Artist. I highly recommend this shop. Thanks again, Lisa!”
See online! Click Here to study or Purchase
Mississippi River Plantation Map 1858 36″ x 57″ vintage historic antique map original painting or print by Lisa Middleton
Trying Something New… E Chapter Books!
Ok, Friends, as Great River Arts is encouraging us to find new options for using our
30 years of River Content and Waterway Travel, I am trying out pdf and flipbook formats.
Here is link to our first Old Time Railroad Stories Flipbook Sample, by Michael Gillespie. If you prefer a .pdf for your hand-held device, try this: Railroad Stories .pdf
If you wish to have it as a kindle file on Amazon, let me know and we will post it there!
Please have a look at our sampler links above and let me know what you think.
All of Mike’s books are now available at Amazon as both paperback and Kindle formats, as well as on our shopping cart at www.greatriverarts.com
I also have a Mississippi River Treasuring Hunting Guide based on one of our HEARTLAND BOATING feature stories, and I’d like to get a Winter Bald Eagle Pamphlet out before long.
Click this link for our TREASURE.pdf
and here for the Treasure flipbook.
Our idea is to offer shorter readings of perhaps 12 pages on specific topics, rather big chunks on the whole river. Your thoughts are welcome!
Your Home for Christmas Map Giving!
“Wow, I can’t begin to describe how beautifully painted my 1858 Plantation map is! Great communication with the artist. I highly recommend Lisa Middleton’s work!” ~Mary Ann Carter, 12/12/2017
Our Collection of hand-painted Historic Maps is growing by leaps and bounds! Please use (blue) links to explore our maps and prints by category! Need a custom map of YOUR estate or favorite destination? Please PHONE 888-255-7726
CLICK HERE TO SEARCH our Map shopping site by any KEYWORD… date, cartographer, locale, state, etc. If you don’t find it, Call us! 888-255-7726
Gosh, better yet… Give YOURSELF a gift print! Sign up for a FREE weekly map raffle HERE!
Hand painted originals available now! Usual wait period is 1 month!
Top selling Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain maps
Mississippi River Historic Map Collection
Special Gift set of Mississippi River Guidebooks and the 1887 map of the Mississippi River… save $20 on the set!
Discover! America’s Great River Road: Heritage and Natural History Guidebooks
Old Time Railroad Stories in three volumes
Great River Map Artist is in the news again!
Map Artist, Lisa Middleton, got her start on the Mississippi River, but she is truly nationally know for her custom designed artisan maps as well as her extensive body of hand painted historic maps. Her summer home is Montana, and the Northwestern market is keeping her busy. See ALL Lisa’s maps at www.greatriverarts.com
Exploring Lake Superior’s North Shore!
Enjoy exploring Lake Superior’s north shore through the eyes of our map artist and the early explorers! Thank you, Courtney for writing us! See maps at www.greatriverarts.com Entire map title or region in a Search Box.
5 out of 5 stars
“I’m absolutely in love with these maps! My fiance and I purchased these to go along with pictures we took while visiting the boundary waters and these maps are the icing to the cake!” Courtney
Boundary Waters, custom artisan design by Lisa Middleton
Custom map by Lisa Middleton A fun combination of past and present!
Carver’s historic map of his travels includes so many historic notes… and the Grand Portage is carefully noted by extra large dots!
The Gunflint Trail includes lots of local landmarks which will have you remincing about when you went where and with who!
Lisa’s maps are available all along the Gunflint Trail and at many better gift shops along Hwy 61… or visit www.greatriverarts.com and search for Lake Superior maps! Have fun!
If Spring Means HIKING! Here’s a Beautiful New MAP Collection just for you!
Custom map of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area
215 The Ice Age Trail Map, Wisconsin Designed by Lisa Middleton
168 Hiking trails of Hixon Forest, LaCrosse WI
Small Boat Cruise on the Shannon River, Ireland!
The PBS special on exploring the Shannon River in Ireland reminds me that we have several pieces on Ireland you may like to View. Clicking the BLUE links or the photos will take you to the stories and our shopping cart with zoom lens for the historic maps.
WATERWAY CRUISE REPORT
Cruising the Irish Heartland on the SHANNON RIVER
with the Shannon Princess
or use the SEARCH BOX upper right, to find more recent Ireland-related pieces on greatriver.com
Passionate Ireland! In conjunction with our river cruises, we generally do a two week land tour. Click Blue Link for our view of “Passionate Ireland.”
For Map Buffs, here is Ireland and the British Isles. These are all from an 1906 series by English Cartographer, John Bartholomew. I love the colors painted by the map artist, and the fact that RAILROADS are the featured mode of transportation rather than highways!
Click the image to find more about the history and how to purchase each map.
Map art is available in numerous sizes and as note cards. Click on images for details.
New Railroad Anthology by Michael Gillespie now available!
New from Michael Gillespie, THE PHANTOM BRAKEMAN and Other Old Time Railroad Stories from the Era of Steam
ISBN 978-0-9711602-6-2, 172 pages, $19.95. Also available to museums and gift shops.
Please call 608-457-2734 to ORDER your books for immediate shipping.
As with all our books by steam historian, Michael Gillespie, this collection is full of historic photographs, entertaining tales from the days of steam railroading, and witty, insightful editorial commentary!
If you enjoyed COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, WILD RIVER WOODEN BOATS, or OLD TIME RAILROAD Stories, you will want to add this quality book to your steam collection.
Railroad buffs will also enjoy our broad selection of gift prints of Railroad maps! Please visit greatriverarts.com > SHOP and then enter railroad maps into the SEARCH button. We have maps for many individual lines and states. Also, all maps in the 1906 series include rail lines from that time frame.