Handpainted Historic and Custom Maps by Lisa Middleton

Kalispell, Montana · 768 Sales


Handpainted Historic and Custom Maps by Lisa Middleton

Kalispell, Montana 768 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Lisa on Jun 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lisa is the best! Our 11x17 print was delivered in pristine condition! Flat packed and perfect. Because the nature of map is a meaningful gift to special friends of ours, we asked her to sign it which she did willingly! We will be getting it custom framed and shipped to them in CO.


elizabethabel12 on Apr 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful print! It arrived very quickly and also came with some information about the map that was interesting to learn about. Pleasure doing business!

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"The cartographer draws the map, the artist makes it beautiful."- The Vatican Art Collection

Great River Arts/ Great River Maps started its journey in 2006 when I began restoring and painting historical French maps of the Mississippi River. Art collectors and interior designers loved the subtle enchantment of the gently painted maps, and demand for my restored and painted historic maps quickly spread across the country.

My historical map collection rapidly developed into custom map services for private estates, resorts, lakes, public lands, and regional attractions—all with the vintage charm of my earlier works, applying borders, cartouches, and fonts found in historic maps from the 1850’s and earlier.

Each piece of art created by me is the result of an in-depth, collaborative process between cartographers, architects, colorists and professional researchers. As constant traveler, I continue to paint originals and work with my design team from the road and my home base near Glacier National Park, Montana. I pursues new map suggestions and collaborations every day. Please stay updated on my newest maps and travels at!

Shop members

  • Lisa Middleton

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    Lisa Middleton map artist and designer, artistic director of the Great River Arts team.

  • Pat Middleton

    Curator, Historical Expert

    Pat Middleton (hitherto known as "Mom") is the founder of Great River Publishing,, and the author of 4 spectacular and timeless historical and ecological guides of the length of the Mississippi.

  • Momma Kitty

    Chief Executive Kitty And Map Stander-onner

    Momma Kitty is the CEK and makes sure all the of the maps are comfortable.

  • Jojo


Production partners

  • Great River Artist's Services

    Kalispell, MT

    A country printing and shipping service just outside Glacier National Park Montana, offering fulfillment services for traveling and nomadic artists.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 4, 2018
Hello Dear Friends. Thank you for your interest in Historical maps and using them in interior design!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns are accepted only if your purchase arrives damaged.
Please email me your phone number if you'd like me to call you.
Gift prints are shipped in 2-4 days. Limited edition Giclees are shipped in 10-20 days. Hand painted originals are shipped in 20-45 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
WE LOVE SPECIAL REQUESTS! Special requests and your feedback drive our production and product improvement.